BOSTON (AP) — Former first lady Michelle Obama is in Boston to address a forum devoted to empowering women to become leaders in their fields.

Obama is scheduled to participate in a moderated conversation at Thursday’s closing session of the 39th annual Simmons Leadership Conference. The event is the longest-running women’s leadership event in the U.S.

Organizers say they invited Obama because she’s “a passionate and tireless champion of women, families and young people.”

Other participants include news anchor and women’s rights advocate Gretchen Carlson and former CIA operative and author Valerie Plame.

This year’s conference is being held at Boston’s Seaport World Trade Center with the theme “Disrupt the Ordinary.” More than 3,400 people have registered for the event.

Past speakers have included Madeleine Albright, Hillary Clinton, Billie Jean King and Oprah Winfrey.

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Comments (4)
  1. i don’t need the government or any president to see to it that i eat my carrots or my sweets.,,,what i would like to see are adults like Michelle and Hillary being stoic human beings. if the pain one has is due to results of expectations not being fulfilled and you have to expel your inner disdain for how things turned out and not truly looking at the whole situation at hand with all Americans, not just Democrats, then you’ve missed the mark. you see, there still is a potential for change aided by new voter(s) turning a page. and when you and Hillary and the media dump all your hate, disdain, vitriol in our country with constancy in the name democracy you are guaranteed to repeat your pain. it’s called repetition compulsion. Please stop this childishness!!!!! Please!

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