The Ex-first lady of the United States Michelle Obama is due to receive the honor of being inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame.
According to a recent report by CBS News, the organization backing the National Women's Hall of Fame recently announced that it plans on inducting the former First Lady of the United States along with eight other women for 2021.
The list of women includes:
The press release of the announcement states,
“Advocate, author, lawyer, and 44th First Lady of the United States - the first Black person to serve in the role - Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most influential and iconic women of the 21st century. During her time in the White House, from 2009-2017, she established herself as a strong advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world. As First Lady, she created Let’s Move! a program aimed at ending childhood obesity; the Reach Higher Initiative to help students navigate and better understand job opportunities and get the education necessary for these jobs.”
It further reads,
“[She also created] Joining Forces, an initiative she co-led with Dr. Biden to support military veterans, service members, and military families; and Let Girls Learn, a program to support adolescent girls’ education around the world. Both in and out of the White House, Michelle Obama has accomplished her initiatives and so much more. Becoming an advocate for healthy families, service members and their families, higher education, international adolescent girls’ education, and serving as a role model for women and young girls everywhere.”
Michele Obama has been one of the very few women in the white house who 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. Her deeply personal memoir Becoming, released in 2018, has sold over 15 million copies, been printed in 24 languages, and won the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album.
The National Women's Hall of Fame has already inducted a lot of influential women. The induction ceremony is currently scheduled to be held on October 2, 2021.
Article source: VT