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Weekly Women's Update From The White House

Monday, January 31, 2011  
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Weekly Women's Update
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.

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Highlights The State of the Union Address: Winning the Future

In case you missed President Obama’s State of the Union Address, check out the video of his speech and our enhanced graphs, charts and visual aids. Interactive Feature: The First Lady’s Box, State of the Union Address 2011

Learn more about the remarkable individuals who joined First Lady Michelle Obama for the 2011 State of the Union Address. My Guests at Tonight’s State of the Union Address

Dr. Jill Biden writes about her guests for the 2011 State of the Union Address: Wounded Warrior Army Sergeant Brian Mast and his wife Brianna. The President’s State of the Union Address: What They’re Saying

With reactions pouring in to the President's State of the Union Address, we thought you might be interested in some of the early responses from observers across the country. Strengthening Our Commitment to Military Families

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

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at the National Mentoring Summit, stressing the importance of mentors and the kids who rely on them. First Lady Michelle Obama Highlights Intersection of Childhood Obesity and Military Readiness
First Lady Michelle Obama traveled to Fort Jackson in South Carolina to be briefed by Army leadership on the consequences of childhood obesity, poor childhood nutrition and the lack of physical exercise on military readiness, and tour the post’s new "Soldier Athlete" initiative. Weekly Address: "We Can Out-Compete Any Other Nation"

President Obama discusses the steps he is taking to make America competitive in the short and long terms, and why he chose GE CEO Jeff Immelt to head up the new Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. Ambassador Susan Rice Addresses the United Nations Women Executive Board

Ambassador Susan E. Rice addressed the first session of the United Nations (UN) Women Executive Board. UN Women, which was established in July of 2010, is dedicated to advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women on a global scale. As a human rights champion, UN Women was established to accelerate the advancement of women and girls worldwide. Voices of Health Reform: Kayla's Story

This series, Voices of Health Reform, highlights how Americans are already benefiting from the health reform law, the Affordable Care Act. This story is about Kayla from South Dakota.

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