“No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens.” - Michelle Obama.
Michelle Obama grew up in the Southern Side of Chicago. Having studied sociology and African-American studies at Princeton University (B.A., 1985) in New Jersey, she continued her learnings at the Harvard Law School. Completing graduation, she took up a job as a junior associate at Sidley & Austin.
The wife of Barrack Obama was not the complete suffix to her name. Michelle invested an incredible amount of time in empowering girls and laying the plinth for multifarious NGOs and institutions to engage in leading the nurture and access to the right educational system for children.
Her drive to ‘Serve’
While working in a firm, Michelle followed her calling and went on to follow a public-service-oriented career path. She left her firm and continued her career as the assistant commissioner for the Chicago Department of Planning and Development and founder of the Chicago branch of Public Allies, a leadership-training program for young adults.
Acing Both Professional and ‘Mother’ Roles
In 1996, when Barrack Obama got elected to the Illinois Senate, Michelle became the associate dean of student services at the University of Chicago. Following this, she became vice president of community and external affairs for the University of Chicago Medical Center. All her time Michelle Obama was also the mother and impeccably balanced her work and personal life striving to be a present parent for their daughters.
Her Commendable Work behind the Triumph of 44th President of The United States
As Barack Obama announced his candidacy for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, Michelle Obama left her position at the University of Chicago to devote more time to campaigning and caring for their daughters. Her role in the victory of the Presidential power was noteworthy. She took up a key role during all her campaigning, advocating and humanizing her husband, thus garnering the attention of the United States of America. Her crucial speeches during her speeches impacted all, and thus commended the journey of the first American lady of the United States.
On November 4, 2008, Barack was elected 44th president of the United States marking her expedition as the First Lady of the United States of America and the first African-American First Lady.
A Women of Substance
Michelle, through her profound and progressive work, became a role model for every girl and woman across the world. She started an initiative Let Girls Learn, in 2005, to ensure that every girl has the opportunity to access to quality education and rights. Also, her initiative toils to reduce gender-based violence against children and empowers young girls by realizing their rights. She voiced her opinion while helming the panel of “Power of an Educated Girl” and at the South African Young African Women Leaders Forum where she appreciated the women and their fight for injustice, encouraging them to continue to fight for their rights.
Paving the way for women to stand and speak up for themselves, Michelle is an inspiring example of an open heart, ambition, and hard work.
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