A historic announcement on Sunday triggered a kind of political revolution in U.S. politics. President-elect Joe Biden appointed an All-Female Communications team at the White House. This is the first time that so many women are getting a chance to preside the key positions in the house. Meanwhile, Vice-President Kamala Harris showed her emotions on this huge announcement and said, these communication professionals express our commitment to build a White House that reflects the very best of our nation.
Neera Tanden appointed as Director of OMB and Jen Psaki as Press Secretary
Neera Tanden is an American political consultant and lawyer. She is the chief executive of the left-leaning center for American progress as well. Biden has appointed Neera as Director of the Office of Management and Budget. She would be the first woman of colour to oversee the OMB agency. Similarly, Psaki is a former CNN political commentator and was also Obama’s State department Spokesperson. She has served as Deputy White House Communications Director and Deputy Press Secretary as well. Jen is 41 and extremely happy and honoured to work again for Biden. She took her emotions to Twitter and appreciated the President for the genuine work he does.
Another important female to join the list is Kate Bedingfield who will serve as the White House Communications Director. Earlier, she had worked on the position of Deputy Campaign Manager and Communications Director for Biden-Harris campaign.
Apart from the three lead females, Biden’s other picks include Ashley Etienne as Communications Director for Harris and Symone Sanders as Harris’s Senior Advisor and Chief Spokeswoman. While Elizabeth Alexander will be the Communications Director for incoming First Lady Jill Biden. Pill Tobar is the pick for Deputy White house Communication Director and Karine Jean Pierre as principal Deputy Press Secretary. Meanwhile, Biden has approved all these appointments and unlike most cabinet-level positions, they do not require any Senate confirmation.
All female communications team at the White House
Biden said, “I am proud to announce today the first senior White House communications team comprised entirely of women. These qualified, experienced communicators bring diverse perspectives to their work and a shared commitment to build this country back better.”
Biden and Harris have solemned to create a diverse team which we have already seen in their cabinet selections. Moreover, the team consists of the most talented, battle-tested communicators and it is believed that U.S will see an epic governance in coming years.