Join us for a conversation on working families for a 21st century workplace
White House Summit on Working Families
Please Join President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Dr. Jill Biden at the White House Summit on Working Families.
The summit is co-hosted by the Center for American Progress and the U.S. Department of Labor.
Participate from anywhere
- Join the conversation by using #FamiliesSucceed on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
- Follow @WhiteHouse @AmProg @USDOL on Twitter to get the latest before, during, and after the Summit.
- Share your story at WhiteHouse.gov/Working-Families.
- 7:30 AM: Breakfast
- 9:00 AM: Opening Remarks
- 9:20 AM: First Plenary: Family Matters
- 11:00 AM: For Online Audience Only: HuffPost Live Segment: Family Matters
- 11:00 AM: BREAKOUT 1: Hourly Workers
BREAKOUT 2: Compensation
BREAKOUT 3: Evaluation & Assessment Tools
BREAKOUT 4: Young Women Leaders
- 12:30 PM: Second Plenary: A 21st Century Economy that Works for Business and Workers: Businesses need to adopt.
- 1:40 PM: THE PRESIDENT Delivers Remarks
- 3:15 PM: BREAKOUT 1: Talent Attraction and Retention
BREAKOUT 2: Structure of the Workplace
BREAKOUT 3: Caregiving
BREAKOUT 4: STEM and Non-Traditional Jobs
- 3:30 PM: For Online Audience Only: HuffPost Live Segment: Career Ladders and Leadership
- 4:30 PM: Third Plenary: Career Ladders and Leadership
- 5:30 PM: Closing Remarks
- Download the complete agenda.
Working Families By The Numbers
Women make up nearly half of our workforce.
On average women still earn 77 cents for every dollar earned by men, and women of color earn even less.
Working married women bring home 44% of their families income
African-American women are paid only 64 cents, and Hispanic women only 54 cents, for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men.
In almost 3 out of 5 married families with children, both parents work.
Women earn 59% of all higher education degrees.
|All working families deserve the chance to succeed in our economy. More than ever, ensuring the success of women and working families will enhance the success of our economy, our workplaces, and our most vulnerable citizens. The White House Summit on Working Families will elevate these issues in the national debate and explore how we can create an economy that works for all Americans.|