White House Council on Women and Girls Law and Legal Definition
The White House Council on Women and Girls is a part of the U.S. Office of Intergovernmental Affairs that advice the President on issues relating to the welfare of women. The Council provides a coordinated federal response to the challenges confronted by women and girls and to ensure that all Cabinet and Cabinet-level agencies consider how their policies and programs impact women and families. The Council receives financial and administrative support from the Department of Commerce.
The mission of the Council is to work with federal executive departments and agencies to provide a coordinated Federal response to issues that have an impact on the lives of women and girls.
The functions of the Council include:
a. providing assistance to women-owned businesses and working to increase the participation of women in the science, engineering, and technology workforce;
b. ensuring that Federal programs and policies adequately take importance to women aid;
c. providing recommendations to the U.S. President on the effects of pending legislation and executive branch policy proposals;
d. suggesting changes to Federal programs or policies to address issues of special importance to women and girls;
e. reviewing and recommending changes to policies that have a distinct impact on women in the Federal workforce; and
f. assisting in the development of legislative and policy proposals of special importance to women and girls.