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Michelle Obama Inducted to Hall Of Fame for Being A Strong Advocate for Girls

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Michelle Obama in Hall Of Fame: Former First lady of the US, Michelle Obama will soon be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame this year. She is chosen along with eight other women including former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, soccer icon Mia Hamm and NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who passed away last year.

As the first lady of the United States and the first Black person to serve in the role, Obama “has emerged as one of the most influential and iconic women of the 21st century,” according to a statement on the organisation’s website. The Hall of Fame will celebrate the “inclusion of these extraordinary women” at the biennial in-person induction ceremony on October 2.

The organisation praised Obama for being “a strong advocate for women and girls” in the US and around the world, the statement says. “During her eight years as First Lady, Michelle Obama helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, transforming the White House into the “People’s House.” Since leaving the White House, she has continued to have a profound public impact,” a news release claimed.

In 2018, Obama released her first memoir, Becoming and a Netflix documentary based on the book came out last year. The former First lady of the US, Obama is one of the most inspiring female figures across the globe. Millions of young girls and women look up to her, and her book sold millions of copies worldwide and an audio version earned its author a 2020 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album.

Becoming Trailer

Netflix Just Dropped Trailer For Michelle Obama’s Becoming Documentary
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Her rise from the working-class community to become not only an influential public figure but a loved one for that, is inspiring. During one interview with Variety, Obama had commented, “I have been at probably every powerful table there is in the world… I am coming down from the mountaintop to tell every young person that is poor and working-class and has been told, regardless of the color of your skin, that you don’t belong, ‘Don’t listen to them!”

The documentary chronicles Obama’s life before her husband Barack Obama became the first African-American president of the US and her tenure as the First Lady. She launched her own podcast “The Michelle Obama Podcast” in July 2020. [Feature Image Credits: telegraph.co.uk]

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