GS3 Speakers

Valerie B. Jarrett

Vaeria J. Jarrett, Gender Summit speaker

Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, USA.

Valerie B. Jarrett is a Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama. She oversees the Offices of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs and chairs the White House Council on Women and Girls. Prior to joining the Obama Administration, she was the Chief Executive Officer of The Habitat Company. She also served as Co-Chair of the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team, and Senior Advisor to Obama's presidential campaign.   Valerie Jarrett will speak about the White House initiatives and actions to make science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) sector more inclusive for women and underrepresented communities. 

Jarrett commented at the Gender Summit 3 North America 2013 (GS3NA) on the mission and achievements of the Council on Women and Girls to coordinate federal response to the challenges confronted by women and girls, and ensure that all Cabinet and Cabinet-level agencies consider how their policies and programs impact women and families.