Welcome to the Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights! This week, the President and First Lady welcomed Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Federal Republic of Germany to the White House for an Official Visit. Chancellor Merkel is etching cracks in the glass ceiling of inequality by becoming Germany’s first female Chancellor. Her visit serves as a testament to our Administration’s commitment to increasing international peace through allied partnerships.
First Lady Michelle Obama will continue to spread the message of international cooperation as she travels to Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa and Gaborone, Botswana during an official visit later this month. The trip, which will focus on youth leadership, education, health and wellness, is a continuation of Mrs. Obama’s work to engage young people at home and abroad.
You can be a part of this great movement by becoming a Champion of Change. Additionally, we encourage you to look in your community and nominate an everyday hero who has performed an exemplary deed of service to be a Champion of Change. For more information on the Champions of Change initiative and how to nominate an outstanding citizen, please visit http://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/champions. To nominate someone to be selected as a Champion of Change, please review the criteria for this honor.
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Monique Dorsainvil is a Staff Assistant in the Office of Public Engagement focusing on the Council on Women and Girls and LGBT Outreach