Even when our economy is strong, it is difficult for women to juggle the demands of a career and a family. And during the tough economic times of the past few years, that juggling has become increasingly challenging for many working mothers. That’s why President Obama has recognized that we can never lose sight of working women and mothers as we fight day after day to climb out of this economic hole.
Women make up nearly 50 percent of the American workforce, and in almost two thirds of American families women are the primary or co-breadwinner. But even in 2010, women only earn 77 cents on the dollar compared to men, and women are still underrepresented in the highest levels of management.
Since taking office, President Obama’s number one priority has been growing our economy and creating good jobs for all Americans. Many of the policies his Administration has put into place to turn our economy around have been particularly important for women.
Here are just a few of the important steps the Obama Administration has taken to help support women throughout their education and careers.
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