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Valerie Jarrett and The White House Summit on Working Families

Senior Advisor to President of the United States

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Valerie Jarrett talks about The White House's dedication to women's issues. 

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This MAKERS Monday headlines with MAKER Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama, and The White House Summit for Working Families. 

In honor of next week's White House Summit on Working Families, MAKERS is dedicating this week to building awareness of the topics that will be covered at the summit. We launch today with an excerpt from our interview with Valerie Jarrett, the Senior Advisor to the President, and later this week we will tell stories about workplace issues like equal pay, pregnancy, and leadership. 

The summit, which will take place on June 23rd, will explore how, as the demographics of our workforce change, our workplaces can change with them to support working families, boost businesses’ bottom lines, and ensure America’s global economic competitiveness in the coming decades. The Summit will convene businesses, economists, labor leaders, legislators, advocates and the media for a discussion on issues facing the entire spectrum of working families – from low-wage workers to corporate executives; from young parents to baby boomers caring for their own aging parents.

In addition to the stories about topics to be discussed at the summit, MAKERS will also launch videos with excerpts from other MAKERS such as Barbara Walters, Madeleine Albright, and Wendy Clark who comment on the issues women face at the workplace, talk about their own experiences, and offer solutions to help solve the problems.

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