Providing Jobs and Economic Security for America’s Women
Posted by Valerie Jarrett on October 21, 2010 at 06:00 AM EDT
Today, President Obama is holding a backyard event in Seattle focusing on women and the economy.Â Here at the White House, the National Economic Council (NEC) is releasing a report titled Jobs and Economic Security for Americaâ€™s Women.Â Since his first day in office, President Obama has focused on laying the foundation for economic growth that creates good jobs and a healthy economy for all Americans. Strengthening opportunities for women in our economy is a key focus of the Presidentâ€™s Economic Agenda.
Women are a growing share of our workforce, our entrepreneurs, and our innovators. As the majority of college graduates and nearly 50 percent of the workforce, women are in the position to drive our 21st century economy. Women are an increasing share of breadwinners for their families. In almost two thirds of American families, women are either the primary or co-breadwinner.