President Donald Trump plans to “continue to seek the most qualified candidates for positions that are needed in his administration,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday.
“We will continue to support and encourage all qualified individuals, including women, who seek a position in our government,” Sanders said during a briefing with reporters.
Trump has vowed to hire 100,000 women in his first 100 days in office, which will be the largest increase in the number of women in the federal government since the Civil War.
“As the new president takes office, we’re going to continue to look for and hire women to help serve our nation,” Sanders added.
“And we are not going to stop.
We will continue.”
In his first year in office Trump has also announced plans to create an office dedicated to gender diversity, hire women of color, increase hiring for women in STEM fields and support hiring of female teachers and nurses.
The White House also announced a partnership with the National Center for Women and Politics to create the “Femme Inclusion Project,” which aims to “help women make a difference in their communities, and in their lives,” as well as a new initiative called “Build an Ally: A National Network for Women.”