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Will Michelle Obama Smash the Presidential Glass Ceiling in 2020?

While many people may be disheartened by the fact that Hillary Clinton won't become the first woman president this time around, they’re not giving up hope for the next term. Read More »

How Afghanistan's First Lady Rula Ghani Is Advancing Women's Rights

Afghanistan's former president, Hamid Karzai, never appeared in public with his wife during his 10 years in office. Read More »

Glamour Will Celebrate International Day of the Girl With First Lady Michelle Obama

What if you could bring together girls from all over the world to chat about their hopes and dreams, and what they're doing to make them a reality? And what if girls from a hundred other countries could listen in? And what if they would be joined by the First Lady of the United States? Read More »

Michelle Obama and Stephen Colbert Reveal Their One Wish On "The Late Show"

One thing is certain and it's that First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama are exiting the White House office in a memorable way. Read More »

Michelle Obama Opens Up to ESSENCE About What Mattered Most About Her Time in the White House

"I think when it comes to black kids, it means something for them to have spent most of their life seeing the family in the White House look like them," MAKER Michelle Obama told Read More »

Michelle Obama Discusses Discovering Her Independence, Embracing Her Influence, and Shaping the Role of First Lady

As her role as First Lady of the United States winds down, one can only hope Michelle Obama's legacy of being independent, fun, and dedicated to education initiatives will continue on with her predecessor — whether First Lady or F Read More »

5 Must-Read Quotes From the Speeches of First Ladies and First Lady Hopefuls

With convention season upon us, we anxiously await the speeches of today, tomorrow, and the future. But, while we look ahead to what the future may hold, MAKERS is looking back as well. Read More »

Meryl Streep and Michelle Obama Are Going to Africa Together

In 2014, President Obama publicly declared his affection for Meryl Streep while presenting her with the Medal for Freedom. Read More »

First Lady Michelle Obama Is Looking for the Next Big Idea and YOU Could Have It

To increase support for the Let Girls Learn campaign, First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama have teamed up with AOL's #BUILTBYGIRLS and Citizen AOL to launch Let Girls Build, a challenge dedicated to addr Read More »

The United State of Women: Follow MAKERS' Live Social Coverage of the Summit

MAKERS is excited to be attending the United State of Women summit in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. Read More »

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