By Olivia Bahou
Updated Mar 08, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
Michelle Obama Celebrates International Women's Day 2016 Lead
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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.

2016 - Purple Print Dress
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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.

We couldn't be more onboard with the First Lady's mission.