FLOTUS Michelle Obama Teases About Post-White House Endeavors
At the inaugural United State of Women Summit in Washington, D.C., first lady Michelle Obama hinted at what she plans to do after her family leaves the White House.
Amid a crowd of over 5,000 people, Mrs. Obama said she intends to continue her global advocacy efforts for girls’ education, Politico reports. The first lady’s “Let Girls Learn” campaign was created for the purpose of “helping adolescent girls attain a quality education that empowers them to reach their full potential.”
“Let Girls Learn combines the necessary political will, diplomacy, grassroots organizing, and development expertise to create lasting change,” the official website states.
Mrs. Obama and her husband, President Barack Obama, launched the initiative in March of 2015.
“I am so excited to continue working on this issue not just for the next seven months as first lady, but for the rest of my life,” she said at the White House event Tuesday. “And it’s going to be good work, because there are a lot of good partners in this room. And I am so looking forward to really diving in.”
According to Politico, the first lady also announced $200 million in new commitments to her global education initiative. She’s scheduled to visit Liberia, Morocco and Spain later on this month to continue her Let Girls Learn campaign. Throughout her travels, Mrs. Obama is set to visit a Peace Corps training facility in Liberia, meet with Queen Letizia in Spain, and hold discussions on girls’ education in Morocco, the news site reports.
She also sat down with media mogul Oprah Winfrey to dish about her post-White House plans.
“I want to go to Target again!,” the first lady said. “I’ve heard so many things have changed.”
Mrs. Obama tried to shop incognito at the superstore in 2011 but was easily recognizable, Inside Edition reports.
“Let’s go shopping,” she told Winfrey. “You and me. That will be a scene.”
The conversation then moved to the high points of Mrs. Obama’s time in the nation’s capitol. According to Inside Edition, those memorable moments included meeting Pope Francis, dining with the Queen of England, and hearing Prince and Stevie Wonder perform at the White House.