US President Elect, Joe Biden announced on Sunday that he has appointed an all-female senior White House communications team.
Joe Biden also named former Obama State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki as his White House press secretary.
“I am proud to announce today the first senior White House communications team comprised entirely of women,” Biden said in his statement.
“These qualified, experienced communicators bring diverse perspectives to their work and a shared commitment to building this country back better.”
The announcement fulfills a promise made by Biden during his election victory speech, where he envisioned an administration just as diverse as the United States.
“I said at the outset, I wanted to represent — this campaign to represent and look like America,” he said. “We’ve done that. Now that’s what I want the administration to look like and act like.”
Aside from being the first all-female White House communications team, four of the seven will be people of color.
The landmark White House communications staff decision comes days after he nominated the first woman ever for Treasury secretary in Janet Yellen, and first Latino in Alejandro Mayorkas for secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.