Here’s a look at just five of the ways President Obama’s policies are supporting economic opportunities for women:
Since President Obama took office, women have gained 1,166,000 private sector jobs. Women now make up more of the workforce than they did in January 2008 before the financial meltdown. [Source: BLS]
The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was the first bill that President Obama signed into law, making it easier for women fight pay discrimination and get equal pay for equal work. [Source: White House]
President Obama extended the payroll tax cut, which provided an average of $1,000 in tax relief for nearly 75 million women. [Source: White House]
The Obama administration has supported more than 16,000 loans to small businesses owned by women, totaling more than $4.5 billion. [Source: White House]
The President and his administration are promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers to women and girls. Women who hold STEM degrees and jobs earn 30 percent more than women in non-STEM jobs. [Source: White House]
Take a minute to share these facts with your friends and spread the word about how President Obama’s economic policies are helping women.