Obama organizes women’s summit

While the clock is running down on the Obamas’ time in the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama is taking advantage of the time she has left to incite change in the United States.

On June 6, Obama announced a special summit to be convened next week entitled, “The United State of Women,” according to Women in the World. Set to kick off on June 14 in Washington, D.C., Women in the World says that summit will cover six distinct topics, among which are “economic empowerment, violence against women, entrepreneurship and innovation.”

Although news of the summit is exciting, perhaps equally as exciting are the women featured in the video announcement of the summit. Women such as Oprah, Shonda Rhimes, Tina Fey, Kerry Washington, Tory Burch and Aidy Bryant take part in the announcement, arguing that it’s “our movement … turning struggle into strength.”

A statement announcing the event explained its motivation this way:

“There’s a lot that’s been done by and for women and girls, but there’s still plenty to do … The summit will rally all of us together to celebrate what we’ve achieved, and how we’re going to take action moving forward.”

The summit will be live-streamed online, according to Women in the World. For more information about the United State of Women, click here.

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