Valerie B. Jarrett was the longest serving Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, overseeing the Offices of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs and Chaired the White House Council on Women and Girls.
Throughout her tenure at the White House, Ms. Jarrett mobilized elected officials, business and community leaders, and diverse groups of advocates. She led the Obama Administration’s efforts to expand and strengthen access to the middle class, and boost American businesses and our economy. She championed the creation of equality and opportunity for all Americans, and economically and politically empowering women in the United States and around the world. She oversaw the Administration’s advocacy for workplace policies that empower working families, including equal pay, raising the minimum wage, paid leave, paid sick days, workplace flexibility, and affordable childcare, and led the campaigns to reform our criminal justice system, end sexual assault, and reduce gun violence.
Jarrett received her B.A. from Stanford University and J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.