Acting Deputy Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank Highlights Administrationâ€™s Gender Equality Efforts on Trip to Switzerland
Guest blog post by Acting Deputy Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank
It is tradition in March to celebrate Womenâ€™s History Month, a time to reflect on the changing role of women in society and their social, economic and political achievements. From the ballot box to the boardroom, todayâ€™s American women have paved the way for future generations by overcoming obstacles on their path to equality and empowerment.
It was with this message that President Obama commemorated March Womenâ€™s History Month last week, saying, â€śWe cannot rest until our mothers, sisters, and daughters assume their rightful place as full participants in a secure, prosperous, and just society.â€ť
The Obama administration is dedicated to helping blaze this trail. This week, I had the opportunity to speak about the administrationâ€™s work to support womenâ€“and particularly the evolving economic role of women in American societyâ€“during a visit to Bern, Switzerland.