A pitch for workplace equality

President Barack Obama enters to give a speech before students and local workers Thursday at Valencia College in Orlando, Fla. Obama emphasized the White House's efforts to give more women access to higher education and to promote equality in the workplace.  Obama made a pitch for women's pocketbook issues, calling for legislation requiring equal pay for equal work and saying Congress would get more done if it had more women.
President Barack Obama enters to give a speech before students and local workers Thursday at Valencia College in Orlando, Fla. Obama emphasized the White House's efforts to give more women access to higher education and to promote equality in the workplace. Obama made a pitch for women's pocketbook issues, calling for legislation requiring equal pay for equal work and saying Congress would get more done if it had more women. Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

President Barack Obama enters to give a speech before students and local workers Thursday at Valencia College in Orlando, Fla. Obama emphasized the White House's efforts to give more women access to higher education and to promote equality in the workplace.  Obama made a pitch for women's pocketbook issues, calling for legislation requiring equal pay for equal work and saying Congress would get more done if it had more women.

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