If you ask us, working moms deserve the biggest podium in the world—and now we’ve got it.
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris announced seven new members of the White House staff who will serve in senior communications roles, and the group is pretty groundbreaking for several reasons. For the first time in history, all seven senior roles will be filled by women, and six of the women are working moms with children ages 18 and under.
The team will be led by Communications Director Kate Bedingfield and Press Secretary Jen Psaki, both moms of two kids ages 6 and under. Elizabeth E. Alexander, the communications director for the First Lady, and Ashley Etienne, communications director for the Vice President, are also working moms. So is Pili Tobar, deputy White House communications director, and Karine Jean Pierre, principal deputy press secretary.