Michelle Obama was the first African-American first lady, she will always be known in the history for that and she will always be seen as a pioneer for others to follow.
Who is Michelle Obama?
Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama was born on January 17, 1964 in Chicago, Illionois. She is an American writer who was raised in a blue collar home in Chicago South side. She went to Princeton university in 1981 and later studied at Harvard Law School then she began working with a law firm where she was assigned to be a mentor to a young summer intern name Barrack Obama, the 44th U.S. President who got married in 1992.
She left corporate law in 1991 and later, she started in non profit to help people for careers in public service to follow her personal passion and contributing towards her husband’s political career. She became assosciate Dean at University of Chicago. She gave birth to two daughters Malia Ann in 1998 and Sasha in 2001. She served as assistant to Chicago mayor, Richard Daley and then became city’s assistant commissioner of planning and development. Michelle Obama travelled the country to support her husband Barrack Obama and played an important role in his success.
She earned the nickname ‘The closure’. She always did something meaningful and took many initiatives to uplift the society and became a thought leader, also being prodigious in white House.
There is no elevator to success.
She believes, “There is no magic to achievement. It’s really about hard work, choices and persistence.” Michelle Obama belonged to traditional middle-class family. She has conquered every battle in her life by overcoming the challenges on the way by pushing herself beyond the limits.
She had a tough childhood as her father Fraser suffered from multiple sclerosis. Her father taught her the importance of hard work and his fight against degenerative illness was an example of preserverance and grit for Michelle.
She never gave up in her career and kept moving on by keeping up the spirit.
“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once, but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have, because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.”
- Michelle Obama
Impact she had on America and all over the world.
She started out as very little. But, with a lot of hard work and education anything is possible and that’s what she believed in.
Her mission was pretty ambitious launching a National campaign ‘Let’s move’ to get kids healthy.
She supported millitary families stating in her speech “we are gonna keep on working to ensure you and your families have the jobs you deserve and the support this nation ows you and that’s not just a vow to you as first lady, it’s my vow to you for the rest of my life”.
‘Let Girls Learn’ was initiated by her which helped in increasing percentage of investment in education for girls and empowered them across the globe through education.
The education conference held in Qatar, Michelle Obama urged many leaders from all over the world to back up and spoke about supporting global education opportunities for girls. She restated “If we truly want to get girls into our classrooms, then we need to have an honest conversation about how we view and treat women in our socities…And this conversation needs to happen in every country on this planet, including my own.”
Education is power.
Michelle dealt with a lot of struggle and faced competition to stand out in the society where girls education is still a question mark! She knows the value of education and this was the reason she initiated ‘Let’s move’ in 2015 and encouraged Americans to pursue higher education and earn their identity. She surpassed every obstacle from racial discrimination to gender inequality and took lead in the race of her life. She taught us how to overcome every battle and come out as even more stonger. Michelle Obama will always be an inspiration to each one of us.
“I want to be that hungry to get your education.
It is going to be the key to your future”
– Michelle Obama
Holds a degree in BBA in marketing from Graduate School of Business, Indore, India and MBA in Advertising and Public Relations from Prestige Institue of Management and Research, Indore, India.