Dec. 1, 2020

US President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris announced an all-women team of the White House staff to serve in senior communication roles.

Significance of this announcement:

  • Biden’s office claims that this will be the first time the communications positions will be filled entirely by women.

  • Biden’s office claims that the move to appoint an all-women senior media team shows Biden’s continued commitment to building an administration that “looks like America”.

  • Four of the seven appointments are women of colour. Harris has called the team “barrier shattering”.

  • He has chosen former Barack Obama administration's State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki as his White House press secretary.