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Valerie Jarrett

Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, and Senior Adviser and Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement

Tina Tchen

Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls, and Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama

Avra Siegel

Deputy Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls

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