|Federal Reserve Governor|
|Undersecretary of the Treasury for International Affairs|
April 20, 2010 â€“ November 8, 2013
|Preceded by||David McCormick|
|Succeeded by||Nathan Sheets|
|Born||1962 (age 54â€“55)
|Alma mater||Wesleyan University
The use of pirated software in China is really quite a sizeable loss to our software producers.
Here at home, President Obama early on made the connection between growth and economic opportunity for women. In the depths of our crisis in 2009, one of the first laws the president signed was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. He established an Equal Pay Task Force led by Valerie Jarrett to help women get paid what they earn.
President Obama has called for economic and political empowerment of women globally. The Equal Futures Partnership promotes removal of policy, legal, and regulatory barriers that hold women back at local, state and national levels.
Women with minimal access to resources and no access to child care have limited choices that too often mean low-wage and part-time labor. In rural communities in the developing world, when women farmers have unequal access to fertilizers or training, their farm productivity lags behind men.
The key to a resilient global recovery, where growth in each country advances growth in every country, is action directed at supporting demand at home.
When women were excluded from New Deal programs, Eleanor Roosevelt fought to include them. Roosevelt was among a handful of leaders who realized the U.S. economy would not escape the depths of recession without the full contributions of women.
President Obama has a good sense not just of the economic requisites for financial crisis firefighting but also how you build political support for moving forward on reforming the financial system, making sure that the banks are carrying enough capital.