If you’ve taken a peek at social media today, you’ll know that it's International Women’s Day. Tons of powerful stars are speaking out in support of the women who have empowered them and their hopes for the future, but instead of taking to Instagram, First Lady Michelle Obama took it one step further: She visited Washington D.C.’s Union Market to speak to dozens of adolescent girls on behalf of the Let Girls Learn initiative.
FLOTUS has long been a supporter of women’s education, championing the cause in honor of the world’s 62 million girls who don’t have access to education. At today’s event, Obama celebrated the one-year anniversary of the initiative, meeting with dozens of girls to stress the importance of education in girls’ success.
Looking stunning in a patterned dress and pointy pumps, she gave an empowering speech on why she's so passionate about the cause. Her team tweeted out some highlights from the moving message.
"#62MillionGirls – who are just as smart and hard-working – aren’t getting the opportunities that we sometimes take for granted." —FLOTUS— The First Lady (@FLOTUS) March 8, 2016
"The barriers to girls’ education isn’t just resources. It’s about attitudes and beliefs." —The First Lady on #InternationalWomensDay.— The First Lady (@FLOTUS) March 8, 2016
"The belief that girls simply aren’t worthy of an education." —The First Lady on the barriers to girls’ education. #LetGirlsLearn— The First Lady (@FLOTUS) March 8, 2016
"When girls are denied seats in the classroom, it's almost guaranteed that will happen later in life." —The First Lady #LetGirlsLearn— The First Lady (@FLOTUS) March 8, 2016
"I truly see myself in these girls–in their hunger, burning determination to rise above their circumstances." —The First Lady #LetGirlsLearn— The First Lady (@FLOTUS) March 8, 2016
We couldn't be more onboard with the First Lady's mission.