Early Life Grew up in Chicago Traveled 3 hours per day to a magnet high school Went to Princeton and Harvard Law"Michelle works harder than anyone I know…Id come home from basketball practice, andshed be working. Id sit down on the couch andwatch TV; shed keep working. When I turned off the TV, shed still be working.“ – Craig Robinson
The turning point Worked at prestigious law firm Sidley and Austin, but didn’t feel connected to her job Her father’s death and a friend’s death made her reconsider her life choices“It made me realize that I could die tomorrow. Ihad to ask myself, Is this how I want to spend my time? I knew I would never feel a sense of passion or joy about the law. I was on a conveyor belt.”
First Lady and Total Leader Let’s Move! and Joining Forces address our nation’s biggest social challenges Obama’s work impacts the community and focuses on issues she cares about Supports her husband’s agenda, her kids also get involved She gets personal satisfaction from her work “This isn’t just a policy issue for me. This is a passion.This is my mission. I am determined to work with folksacross this country to change the way a generation of kids thinks about food and nutrition."
Family matters She takes an active role in her kids’ lives She plans family-friendly entertainment in the White House Her mother lives with the family to help with childcare I like to be a presence in my kids school. I want to know the teachers; I want to know the other parents."
Fashion icon Mixes high fashion with casual clothing Promotes young designers, women and minorities