"When they go low, we go high"
- Former First Lady Michelle Obama
Former First Lady Michelle Obama to Join in a Conversation at Pennsylvania Conference for Women Mrs. Obama will make her first appearance at the region’s largest gathering for women in Philadelphia. The 14th annual Conference will take place on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017. More than 10,000 are expected to attend the event at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Mrs. Michelle Robinson Obama served as First Lady of the United States, from 2009- 2017. During that time, Mrs. Obama launched and led four key initiatives: Let’s Move , to address the challenge of childhood obesity; Joining Forces, to support veterans, service members and their families; Reach Higher, to inspire young people to seek higher education; and Let Girls Learn, to help adolescent girls around the world go to school.
Before becoming First Lady, Michelle Obama attended Princeton University and Harvard Law
School. She started her career as an attorney at the Chicago law firm, Sidley & Austin, where
she met her future husband ( future President) , Barack Obama. She later worked in the Chicago mayor’s office, the University of Chicago, and the University of Chicago Medical Center. Mrs. Obama also founded the Chicago chapter of Public Allies, an organization that prepares young people for careers in
“We are honored and thrilled to have Michelle Obama, one of the most respected women in
the world, join us at this year’s conference,” said Leslie Stiles, Board President of the
Pennsylvania Conference for Women. “With her career long devotion to improving the lives of
children, increasing nutrition awareness, and advocating for equal access to education, Michelle
Obama's impact clearly extends beyond her White House years.”
The nonpartisan, nonprofit Pennsylvania Conference for Women offers a full day
of networking,inspiration, professional development and personal growth. In addition to a standout lineup of keynote speakers, the Conference will feature breakout sessions led by experts in the fields of
business, philanthropy, leadership, finance, media and professional development.
Previously announced keynote speakers include Dr. Brené Brown, courage and vulnerability
researcher, #1 New York Times best selling author and one of the top five most viewed TED speakers in the world; Shawn Achor, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage ; and Carla Harris, Wall Street executive and author. The Pennsylvania Conference for Women is presented by
Beneficial Bank and Beneficial Foundation and generously sponsored by Bristol - Myers Squibb; Cisco; Drexel University LeBow College of Business ; GlaxoSmithKline; Johnson & Johnson; PECO; Prudential;
QVC Inc. State Farm; Chase ; DuPont ; Macquarie Investment Management ; Mastercard; Penn Mutual; Poo Pourri; State Street Corporation; Villanova School of Business ; ACME Markets ; Amtrak ;
Dow Chemical Company ; Erin Condren ; Fine Wine & Good Spirits; Merck ; PNC ; Shriners Hospitals for Children ; The Philadelphia Foundation ; United Airlines and media sponsors WPVI TV 6abc ; Philadelphia Magazine ; Philadelphia Media Network ; and iHeartMedia
"We are proud to welcome one of the most inspirational women of our time," said Joanne
Ryder, Chief Administration Officer for Beneficial Bank. "Michelle Obama continues to be a
force for good and for progress in advancing the interests of women and girls around the
I covered the Penn Women Conference a few years ago and my experience was amazing. I learned so much and met so many inspirational women. This year its going to be even more incredible with the numerous women speakers, group sessions, key note speakers and our former First Lady Michelle Obama will be there. It is going to be an awesome day! Mrs. Michelle Obama is so motivating , beautiful , and embodies so much strength as a wife , mother , educator , and influencer. So covering this year would be great plus its two days after my birthday , talk about an incredible gift. Here's the link to my previous experience and interviews at the Penn Women Conference.
So I started writing and pressed the delete button ten times. I still can't embrace the fact that The Obama's have officially left The White House after eight years. I just can't accept it or better yet I don't want to. However to see their last speeches as President and First Lady and to see them carry themselves with pride, excellence, strength, and love through out the years will never be forgotten. Even today as they exited the presidential realm they still stood strong, hopeful, and proud. I am forever inspired and moved by their leadership, kindness, family, intelligence, and vision. I voted for the first black president of the United States with my grandmother and mother in 2009 and again in 2012. Now at 25, I can say that I've witnessed eight years of a black family that powerfully and lovingly called The White House home. As parents, as President and First lady, and as two individuals that cherished education showed the world that "Yes We Can" achieve greatness in the United States of America. For months we've witness the ups and downs of debates, protests, and racism at high levels during this campaign and election. Some of us thought that 2017 would be the first time we'd have a woman serve as president. Only for things to not go as we imagined ( but we will one day ) . Today as I viewed the inauguration ( do you think I was going to not see my President and First Lady shine ?) I literally watched the television in shock. Did the though of is this really happening ever cross your mind, anytime ? Yet the new president was sworn in and the crowd cheered. Protesters all across the U.S let their voices be heard and that isn't going to stop. We can be hopeful, we can be strong , we have to really continue to unite as the people and speak out about change in this country. We all come from different backgrounds and we may not relate to the new president or agree with what he says or does. We just have to remember that we have to do our part we can't rely on just him to do everything. So as we get ourselves together, cope, and focus on our families , dreams, and how we can make each other better , here's a few songs with a message to listen to this weekend. Here is your Time For A Change Playlist .
TIME FOR A CHANGE PLAYLIST
1 . Beyonce Ft Kendrick Lamar - Freedom
2. Kendrick Lamar - Alright
3. Joey Bada$$4 - Land of the Free
4. J.Cole - High For Hours
5. Dee-1 - Against Us
6. Trey Songz - Stand
7. K.Michelle- Forward
8.Janelle Monae - Isn't This The World
9.Tupac - Changes
10.Nas - I Can
11.Common - The People
12.Jeezy ft Jay Z - My President is Black (Remix)
13.Talib Kweli - Get By
14.Mos Def - Mathematics
15.Mos Def - Fear Not Of Man
16.Destinys Child - Stand Up For Love
17. T.I, London Jae, Translee - Letter To The System
The beautiful, intelligent, and super stylish First Lady Michelle Obama wants America to "Drink Up" . Everyone knows our First Lady prides herself in healthy eating , being fit, and drinking a lot of H2O . The collaboration to encourage everyone to drink more water was formed between the Partnership for a Healthier America - which works with the private sector and PHA Honorary Chair First Lady Michelle Obama. They teamed up to promote the idea of " You are what you drink- and when you drink water, you drink up".
The glamorous , singer, songwriter, and CEO of Written Entertainment just announced that she teamed up with First Lady Michelle Obama and Drink Up to to motivate and show that drinking water is cool and sexy. Ashanti just released her new song and video let's go and she wants all of us to get involved. You have to Tweet #DrinkUpAshanti to get the song and video fully hydrated. You'll be able to see your picture and Twitter name in the video.. So go towww.drinkupashanti.com to boost the hydration. Then go get yourself a glass of water. I need to do the same thing. Love to First Lady Michelle Obama, Ashanti, and Drink Up.
THE MOGUL MINUTE: HISTORY IS MADE BARACK OBAMA IS RE-ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Tonight Is Proof That No Matter Where You Come From You Can Make A Positive Change In The World And Affect The Lives Of Many. Watching The Election Tonight Was A Different Experience For Me, Because I Was Able To Vote In The 2008 Elections. The Cool Part Is Not Only Was Able To Just Vote Today November 6,2011 , But I Voted In A History Making Election . Growing Up My Mother And Father Always Took Me With Them On Election Day To Vote . I Always Knew Voting Was Important And Couldn't Wait For My Opportunity To Vote. In 2008 I Was To Young To Vote However In This Election At The Age Of 21, I Wore My "I Voted" Sticker With Pride. My Mother, 83 Year Old Grandmother And I Voted Today (3 Generations Of Women) What An Unforgettable Moment? Tonight As We Sat In Front Of The TV And Watched The TV Screen Announce That President Barack Obama Has Been Re-Elected , A Sense Of Happiness, Inspiration, Motivation, Strength, And Joy Filled My Heart. I Had Tears In My Eyes , I Remember In 2008 When President Barack Obama Was First Elected And My Grandma And I Watched In Amazement . She Said To Me " I'm So Glad I Got To See A Black President In My Lifetime". I Thought Tonight As Twitter Illuminated With Congratulations Tweets To The President And The First Family , My Grandmother Got See A Black President Twice .Our Ancestors Prayed For Days Like This. They Fought, Died, And Went To Prison Just To Have An Opportunity To Vote , And In Honor Of Them And Because I Knew That My Vote Counted I Made Sure My Voice Was Heard.
Tonight During President Barack Obama's Speech I Felt Moved, His Speech Was Amazing. Listening To President Barack Obama State "We Are An American Family - We Rise And Fall As 1 Nation, 1 People" . He Also Discussed That We All Have To Work Hard "You Can Make It In America If You Try" . President Barack Obama Touched On Some Very Important Topics And Plans To Take Us Forward Within The Next Four Years. His Speech Was Great , But I For Sure Loved How He Honored Our First Lady Michelle Obama And His Daughters Sasha And Malia. "Michelle, I Have Never Been More In Love With You.. America Has Fallen In Love With You." -Barack Obama . I Truly Have Been Inspired & I'm Ready To Move Forward.