The Black Women Of The Biden-Harris Administration: Susan Rice

During his presidential campaign, then-candidate Joe Biden vowed his cabinet would be “the most diverse in history.”

It seems as President he is living up to that promise. There are more women and people of color in President Biden’s proposed cabinet than in the last four administrations.

“Building a diverse team will lead to better outcomes and more effective solutions to address the urgent crises facing our nation,” he said in a speech in December when announcing some of his cabinet nominees.

His cabinet has record-breaking nominations and fulfills Mr. Biden’s campaign promise to select a team that “looks like America” The diversity isn’t exclusive to the cabinet nominees. It extends throughout positions in the Biden-Harris Administration.

This month we’ll introduce you to some of the Black women that hold these positions


Ambassador Susan Rice

Director Of The Domestic Policy Council

Susan Rice was the national security adviser for the Obama administration from 2013 to 2017.

She previously served as the assistant secretary for African affairs from 1997 to 2001. She was also the first Black woman to serve as U.S. representative to the United Nations, holding the post from 2009 to 2013.

Rice was managing director and principal at Intellibridge from 2001 to 2002. From 2002 to 2009, she was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, where she focused on U.S. foreign policy.



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