“One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don’t invest any energy in them because I know who I am.” –Michelle Obama[i]
Born January 17, 1964, Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama was one of two children of a pump operator with MS and his wife. Their home was filled with “love, laughter and life lessons”[ii]. She went to public schools in Chicago and then studied sociology and African-American studies at Princeton. Then after graduating Harvard Law School she worked at a firm where she met Barack Obama.
Ms. Obama wears many hats. She is a writer, lawyer and wife of the 44th President, President Barack Obama. She is a role model for girls and for women globally through her work and commitment to:
- Healthy kids and healthy families through Let’s Move
- Service members and their families through Joining Forces
- Education through Reach Higher
Globally for girls completing their education as adolescents through Let GirlsRead More