"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.