The White House Council on Women and Girls hosted the United State of Women Summit on June 14, 2016 , which brought together more than 5,000 people at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., to discuss issues important to women — from equal pay and reproductive health to economic independence and civic duty.
Among the speakers: Billie Jean King, Jen Welter, Kerry Washington, Amy Poehler, Patricia Arquette, Connie Britton, Cecile Richards, president, Planned Parenthood, Vice PresidentBiden and President Obama.
(Oh‚ and Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama had a little girl talk center stage aboutMichelle’s time in the White House.)
This discussion is one of the best.
First Lady Michelle Obama & Founder/CEO OWN Network Oprah Winfrey
The president may be a little grayer than he was eight years ago, but he’s what a feminist looks like. (NCM Blog post below)
That’s what President Obama said in his State of Women address, in which Obama quotedAudre Lorde in describing how women should be: “Deliberate and afraid of nothing.” The president also highlighted the accomplishments of American women. “Our country is not all about the Benjamins,” Obama said. “It’s about the Tubmans, too!”
Having found a rhythm and getting tremendous feedback from his audience, Obama pressed on:“Rosa Parks wasn’t a seamstress who sat down by accident. She was a civil rights leader!”
Once again, Obama threw his support behind presumptive Democratic presidential nomineeHillary Clinton, which also drew enormous cheers, and said he’s not ready to become a lame-duck president until after the country has elected a suitable successor.