Michelle Obama To Speak At Women’s Conference

After leaving the White House this year, Former First Lady Michelle Obama has participated in a series of speaking engagements — more recently adding an appearance at a women’s conference in Philadelphia to the list.

Obama is scheduled to headline the Pennsylvania Conference for Women this October, where an expected audience of 10,000 will be in attendance. The event is now sold out.

“With her career-long devotion to improving the lives of children, increasing nutrition awareness, and advocating for equal access to education, Michelle Obama’s impact clearly extends beyond her White House years,” announced Leslie Stiles, the organization’s president.

According to the Washington Post, the format of Obama’s speech is expected to follow the flow of a conversation rather than a formal speech. The purpose of this will be to create a more comfortable and relaxed environment.

Since leaving the White House, Obama has participated in a wide range of conferences and discussions, mostly straying away from traditional politics.

There’s no word on how much the former first lady will be paid from the event. However, Mike Allen, contributor for Axios reported last April that Michelle Obama’s speaking fee is a minimum of $200,000.

 – Contributed by Devyn Rorie

WHUR Contributor

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