Michelle Obama revisits London school that inspired education drive

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Former first lady Michelle Obama (left) talks with poet Elizabeth Alexander during an event for her memoir at Barclays Center on Saturday in Brooklyn, New York.

Asked what impact her first visit to EGA had on her, Mrs Obama said: "On a personal level I was just moved touched and inspired, as I always am by the young people I meet around the world".

In 2009, the mother of two took up her post in the White House when her husband, Barack Obama, became President of the United States. The crowd of course went wild with Obama realness and the tongue slip.

Sandberg's approach has been criticised for suggesting that individual women have to be the solution to workplace inequality rather than widespread policy changes. It's also an indication of how much the message resonated with women who are trying to make a name for themselves but keep stumbling into a system that works against them, with people such as Obama as their few available role models.

Perhaps Sandberg should take Obama's advice to heart and lean out for a bit.

PA Wire/PA Images The Duchess of Sussex with the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen at Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre in West London in the aftermath of the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire.

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"My goal is very clear, and I wrote about it in Lean In, which is that women run half our companies and countries and men run half our homes", she said at the time. "We are stuck at less than 6 percent of the Fortune 500 CEO jobs and their equivalent in nearly every country in the world. There were some kids who criticised the way I talked and said that I talked like I was white, which was another way of saying that you think you're better than other people". "I think it's okay - it's good even - to do that ..."

Schultz argued the book was also a good starting point for women, young and old, considering further advancement in their career fields.

"Sandberg's failure at Facebook exposes an emptiness at the heart of the argument that made her famous", wrote Post columnist Molly Roberts, following a November New York Times report that Sandberg and other Facebook executives had tried to cover up Russians using the site to promote propaganda.

"This is ideal", tweeted writer and activist Amy Siskind. But after a while, I realized that I had every reason to be in those environments.

She said that the idea that women can have it all at the same time is "a lie".

Michelle Obama doesn't seem like a woman who ever forgets where she is - she doesn't really have the luxury.

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