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Michelle Obama and Oprah Have Some Good Girlfriend Talk at the White House

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Michelle Obama gathered 5,000 women at the White House for the State of Women Summit this week. At the event, women leaders from around the country came together to discuss a variety of women's issues including health and education.

Toward the end of the day, the First Lady and Oprah Winfrey sat down for a candid discussion of advice they'd offer to young women.
The conversation began with Winfrey and the Mrs. Obama discussing the importance of knowing your worth. As the first Black woman to occupy her position, the First Lady has been the subject of lots of scrutiny. But she's gotten through it because she's the same Michelle LaVaugn Robinson Obama. "It takes taking the time to know who you are to deal with the onslaught of negative messages you're bound to get," she said.

She's thrived for eight years in the White House, she says, because she's always had a support system, that includes incredible men, around her.

Mrs. Obama went on to tell the audience that the only way to prove the haters wrong is to be excellent. "They'll remember what you do," she said.

Excellence is a subject she knows intimately. Mrs. Obama was raised middle class on the south side of Chicago and went on to graduate from Princeton College and Harvard Law School. Before the White House, she worked as Vice President for Community and External Affairs at the University of
Chicago.

Underestimated her entire life, the First Lady explained, "the best revenge is success and good work."

Throughout the conversation Michelle Obama and Oprah have a lot of fun. When they talk about her husband and the post-White House plans she's particularly loose.


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