Michelle Obama to headline Pennsylvania Conference for Women

Michelle Obama to headline Pennsylvania Conference for Women, which is being held today at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. (Image via wikimedia)

About 12,000 women have registered for the Pennsylvania Conference for Women on Tuesday at the Convention Center, where they’ll hear Michelle Obama give one of her first public speeches since leaving the White House, writes Erin Arvedlund for philly.com.


The event takes place today and is sold out, according to their website, but while they’re not planning on issuing any additional tickets, you can go to their website and sign up just in case any tickets become available.

Shonda Rhimes, creator, executive producer, and head writer of such television shows as Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, will moderate a lunchtime panel with Obama, according to the story.

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As first lady, Obama launched initiatives including “Let’s Move!” to fight childhood obesity and “Let Girls Learn,” all of which “really fits in with the mission of the Women’s Conference,” said Joanne Ryder, chief administration officer of Beneficial Bank and a board member of the conference, the story continued.


The nonprofit conference offers a full day of networking, professional-development and personal-growth workshops, speakers, and breakout sessions led by experts in the fields of business, philanthropy, leadership, finance, media, and health. (For more information, visit paconferenceforwomen.org).


The 14th annual conference opens at 6:30 a.m. and kicks off at 8:15 a.m. with Rhimes; Tamala Edwards, coanchor, Action News Mornings on 6abc;  Mayor Kenney; Sandra Leung, general counsel of Bristol-Myers Squibb; and Carla Harris, Wall Street executive and author. The lineup also includes Monica Malpass, coanchor of Action News on 6abc, and politicians such as Gov. Wolf.

To read the complete story click here.

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