Women of the White House - PICTURES

Sept. 20, 2011, 9:15 a.m.

In Ron Sus­kind’s new book, Con­fid­ence Men: Wall Street, Wash­ing­ton and the Edu­ca­tion of a Pres­id­ent, one fe­male seni­or aide said the White House is a dif­fi­cult work­place for wo­men. “This place would be in court for a hos­tile work­place,” former White House com­mu­nic­a­tions dir­ect­or An­ita Dunn is quoted as say­ing, ac­cord­ing to The Wash­ing­ton Post.

For its part, the White House has pushed back against what it has called in­ac­curacies in the book, but seni­or ad­viser Valer­ie Jar­rett con­firmed the view that there were ten­sions. Here’s a closer look at prom­in­ent fe­male White House staffers: