I am honored to receive the Internet Association’s 2019 Internet Freedom Award.
Union Station, Washington D.C.
Today Jared, Ambassador Lighthizer and I visited the battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. July 1–3, 1863 marked a turning point in the Civil War as the Union army halted the northern advancement of Confederate troops. The largest number of casualties of the entire war were sustained during these 3 days in 1863. The battlefields are meticulously preserved so visitors can experience a visual history of one of the most significant battles in American history.
Today, we heard stories of lives transformed by rewarding careers through @salesforcevisionary approach to online learning. Thank you @Benioff for signing our #PledgetoAmericasWorkers and committing to investing in the skills + talents of 1 MILLION more Americans! Wow! ?
While every day for you should be Mother’s Day, it’s great to have a day for us to slow down, reflect and express to you how much we appreciate you and all that you do for our family. Thank you mom! xx ❤️
Wonderful meeting Chicago Mayor-elect Lightfoot, the 1st African-American woman & 1st openly gay person to lead the city. Great discussion on topics including economic revitalization, workforce dev, vocational education, criminal justice and parole reforms & crime prevention. I look forward to working together.
The White House
Picnic dinner date. ? Menu: courtesy Arabella (best ingredient: Love)
Ladies & Gentlemen, it’s Derby weekend!?
Happy #JobsReport and #NationalSpaceDay! The last time the unemployment rate in America was this low we were about to land for the first time on the moon! ▪️The U.S. added 263,000 JOBS in April, crushing market expectations! ▪️Unemployment rate fell to 3.6% = lowest rate since 1969 ▪️Adult (20+) women unemployment rate fell to 3.1% = lowest since 1953. This is what winning for America looks like! ?? ??
The White House
It was an honor to introduce Mme Christine Lagarde as she received the Atlantic Council’s 2019 Distinguished International Leadership Award.
Great discussion today at Milken Institute 2019 Global Conference about the work being done to invest in the growth and advancement of the American worker!
Los Angeles, California
#ICYMI: On my first trip to Africa to advance our Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, we visited 2 countries in 4 days carrying out 8 W-GDP deliverables. From productive meetings with leadership to hearing firsthand from local women entrepreneurs and coffee and cocoa farmers, the trip was deeply impactful and we learned a great deal. Our mission to empower 50 million women globally to achieve their full economic potential is just getting started! #WGDP
Incredibly proud of my husband Jared and grateful for his service to our nation. #Time100 ? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Mma8iMRXv84
snowmobiling into the week like…
Wonderful and productive visit to Côte d’Ivoire! #WGDP! ????
Today we are galvanizing high-level support for public policy reforms & private sector actions to promote women’s entrepreneurship in West Africa. ▪️70% women-owned businesses lack access to capital in the developing ? ▪️75 economies have at least 1 constraint on women’s rights to access & own property ▪️Only 15% of African landholders are women@worldbank #WeFiAbidjan#WGDP
Incredible visit to a cocoa farm in Adzope where women dominate!@USAID & @WCF currently support 138,000 cocoa farmers in West Africa. .. Today, I’m excited to announce a NEW $2 million public-private partnership that will establish 300+ NEW savings associations, so women farmers can access capital + training programs to support themselves & their families! .. Let’s continue to empower more women in the cocoa industry! #WGDP
Productive meeting with VP Duncan! We applauded Côte d’Ivoire’s recovery from violent conflict, the positive role they are playing on the UN Security Council & their work within the region advocating for peace + security. Côte d’Ivoire’s President Ouatarra has committed to passing ALL U.S. MCC indicators by 2020, including prioritizing the ‘Gender in the Economy’ indicator. I also joined the VP as the Minister of Education signed an arrêté operationalizing a Gender Unit which will prioritize women & girls’ access to quality education & training – a critical step in achieving this goal. #WGDP ????
As an incredible trip to Ethiopia comes to an end, I reflect on the many impressive Ethiopian and African Union leaders and entrepreneurs that are proactively seeking to advance women’s economic empowerment and in so doing catalyzing peace, prosperity, and stability of our nations. Through this initiative, I look forward to continuing to build on these relationships made and achieving our mission of impacting 50 million women globally through #WGDP!
Today, we launched 2X Africa, a major new #WGDP deliverable to help close the credit gap for female entrepreneurs on the Continent.@OPICgov will invest $350 million and mobilize $1 billion in capital to support women-owned, women-led, and women-supporting projects in Sub-Saharan Africa.#WomensEconomicEmpowerment#2X #2XAfrica