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At the White House’s United State of Women Summit, A Call for More

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Last week, nearly a century after women got the right to vote, Hillary Clinton clinched a major party s presumptive presidential nomination—a major milestone in United States history.

The goal of the summit, however, is not to just talk about how far the country—and the world—has come, but how far we still need to go.

The day s high-profile list of speakers, including President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama, and the one and only Oprah Winfrey, plan to discuss a wide-ranging list of issues that still impact women today, from violence and rape culture, to the wage gap and the absence of educational opportunities for women around the world.

One of the major initiatives is the new White House Equal Pay Pledge, through which companies promise to conduct an annual gender pay analysis and reassess their hiring and promoting processes to ensure equity.

The Department of Labor, meanwhile, is updating its sex discrimination guidelines for the first time since the 1970s.

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