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List of Obama officials mentoring young women

By Ed O'Keefe

First Lady Michelle Obama launched a year-long mentoring program for young women on Monday, matching the participants with two dozen top government officials who will tutor them on everything from careers, financial literacy college preparation and health and fitness.

"The germ of the idea was planted in March when Obama invited a star-studded array of women, ranging from entertainers to math geniuses, to fan out across the area and share their stories with students," reports The Post's First Lady correspondent Robin Givhan.

"Obama said she became interested in the power of mentoring as a corporate lawyer in Chicago. Her office, she said, was on the 47th floor of a downtown building and her windows faced south towards her old neighborhood."

See a full list of the women participating in the mentoring program below:

Melody Barnes

Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States

Lisa Brown, White House staff secretary

Carol Browner, assistant to the president on environment and climate change

Cassandra Butts, deputy counsel to the president

Martha Coven, domestic policy adviser

Mary DeRosa, deputy counsel for national security affairs

Anita Dunn, White House communications director

Danielle Gray, associate counsel to the president

Heather Higginbottom, deputy director of the domestic policy council

Nancy Hogan, White House personnel director

Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to the president

Camille Johnston, communications director for the first lady

Alyssa Mastromonaco, director of White House scheduling and advance

Cecilia Munoz, director of intergovernmental affairs

Desiree Rogers, White House social secretary

Christina Romer, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers

Cecilia Rouse, member of the Council of Economic Advisers

Sonal Shah, director of the White House Office of Social Innovation

Susan Sher, first lady's chief of staff

Elizabeth Sears Smith, deputy cabinet secretary

Christina Tchen, director of public engagement

Beverly White

Heather Zichal, deputy assistant to the president for climate and energy

By Ed O'Keefe  | November 2, 2009; 7:00 PM ET
Categories:  Administration  
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