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Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights

Welcome to this edition of the Council on Women and Girls’ Weekly Highlights.  This week President Obama delivered the State of the Union address and the Administration engaged the American people in a discussion of how we can win the future together.  In addition, the Administration and the First Lady focused on mentorship and military families.  Read below for more information on our activities.  And remember, if you have friends or family who would like to join our Council on Women and Girls efforts, please have them click here.


Watch President Obama deliver the State of the Union Address: Winning the Future

Interactive Feature: The First Lady’s Box, State of the Union Address 2011 

Read "My Guests at Tonight's State of the Union" by Dr. Jill Biden

Read some of the early responses to the President's State of the Union Address

Watch the President, First Lady, Vice President Biden, and Dr. Jill Biden as they highlight the efforts of the federal government to support our nation’s military families

Read The First Lady’s remarks on Mentorship: "Kids Don’t Need You to be Superman. They Just Need You to be There."

First Lady Michelle Obama Highlights the Intersection of Childhood Obesity and Military Readiness

Watch Voices of Health Reform: Kayla’s Story

Watch President Obama’s weekly address “We Can Out-Compete Any Other Nation” where he discusses the steps he is taking to make America competitive in the short and long terms

Read Ambassador Susan Rice’s address to the first session of the United Nations Women Executive Board

Monique Dorsainvil is a Staff Assistant in the Office of Public Engagement focusing on the Council for Women and Girls and LGBT Outreach