Tag: STEM

Celebrating ALL Veterans – Breaking Down Gender Barriers

Celebrating ALL Veterans – Breaking Down Gender Barriers

Americans have honored veterans on November 11th since the formal end of major hostilities of World War I on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill into law that expanded Armistice Day […]

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A Woman’s Place – in Tech

Filed in DOL, Jobs, Women by on September 16, 2014 1 Comment
A Woman’s Place – in Tech

Over the past few months, several of the IT giants have released self-reported workforce diversity data. The data show that women hold a very small percentage of the tech jobs at these companies. At Apple, for example, only 20 percent of tech positions are occupied by women. The figures for Google, Facebook, Twitter and Yahoo […]

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Recognizing Innovative Women

Filed in DOL, Equal Pay, Women by on March 24, 2014 6 Comments
Recognizing Innovative Women

Recently, I participated in a panel discussion hosted by the Dialogue on Diversity in honor of Women’s History Month. One of my co-panelists was Dr. Erin Cadwalader, a neurobiologist and fellow at the Association for Women in Science. As we celebrate women’s remarkable achievements in society, including major advances in educational attainment and in the […]

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Women’s History is Our History: Part Two

Women’s History is Our History: Part Two

Last week, in honor of Women’s History Month, I suggested five titles worth reading from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Books that Shaped Work in America list. This week, I’m suggesting four more because, as we seek to improve the future for working women, it’s so important to reflect on where we’ve been. Earlier this year, in his State […]

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New Grants to Help More Students Pursue STEM Careers

Filed in DOL, Education, Jobs, Workforce Development by on December 15, 2013 0 Comments

Editor’s note: The following has been cross-posted from the WhiteHouse.gov blog. Tonight, I’m announcing a new challenge to redesign America’s high schools so they better equip graduates for the demands of a high-tech economy. And we’ll reward schools that develop new partnerships with colleges and employers, and create classes that focus on science, technology, engineering […]

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Talking STEM Training in Austin

Earlier this week, I made my second visit to Austin, Texas, in as many months.  In May, I traveled with President Obama to Manor New Tech, a state-of-the-art high school using innovative teaching techniques to prepare its diverse student body for college as well as jobs in the science, technology, engineering and math – STEM […]

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Helping Students Realize the American Dream, Helping the American Economy Grow

Helping Students Realize the American Dream, Helping the American Economy Grow

Like other members of President Obama’s Cabinet, I’ve spent the last few weeks traveling the country to discuss aspects of his comprehensive immigration reform proposal. On Wednesday, I was in Columbus, Ohio, to discuss “startup” visas and “stapling” green cards to diplomas with faculty, staff and students from Ohio State University, as well as local […]

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Comprehensive Immigration Reform: a Moral and Economic Imperative

Filed in Jobs, Workforce Investment by on March 28, 2013 3 Comments
Comprehensive Immigration Reform: a Moral and Economic Imperative

“Our beautiful America was built by a nation of strangers. From a hundred different places or more they have poured forth…joining and blending in one mighty and irresistible tide. The land flourished because it was fed from so many different sources – because it was nourished by so many cultures and traditions and people.” — […]

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Happy Anniversary Title IX!

As we reflect on the 39th anniversary of Title IX, which amended the Civil Rights Act of 1964, we celebrate a milestone that has caused a revolution in the field of sports and education. By breaking down doors that were previously closed, the law – a mere 37 words in total – provides equal access […]

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