US First Lady: “Being a working mom made me a better mother.”

By on March 20, 2015
In a working visit to Japan as part of the LET GIRLS LEARN initiative, the US First Lady Michelle Obama stressed the importance of education for women around the world.

Raised in a conventional home with a stay-at-home mom and a working dad, Michelle Obama credits her parents for having encouraged her to work hard and get an education which eventually paved the way to many career opportunities for her.

“For me, being a mother made me a better professional, because coming home every night to my girls reminded me what I was working for. And being a professional made me a better mother, because by pursuing my dreams, I was modeling for my girls how to pursue their dreams.”

“I know that for every girl like me, there are so many others across the globe who are just as smart, just as capable, just as hungry to succeed, but they never have the chance to go to school,” she said. “And that is such a profound waste of human potential -– and such a profound loss for our world.”

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