Son, grandson, husband, father, and president Barack Obama told an audience today that the creation of the White House Council of Women and Girls goes out to all the women in his life.
I sign this order not just as a president, but as a son, a grandson, a husband, and a father, because growing up, I saw my mother put herself through school and follow her passion for helping others. But I also saw how she struggled to raise me and my sister on her own, worrying about how she'd pay the bills and educate herself and provide for us.
The new council will be chaired by his longtime friend and adviser Valerie Jarrett. Want more details? Well we know it will meet on a regular basis to discuss how federal policy should account for women and girls. Obama wants all women to "have opportunities their mothers and grandmothers and great grandmothers never dreamed of."