NEW YORK — Listen up ladies!
Michelle Obama dropped some life advice on Tuesday at Glamour magazine’s “The Power of an Educated Girl” event in New York City.
The advice was primarily aimed at all teen girls, but it can apply to women of any age. She told the girls in the audience to not only compete with the boys but to beat the boys.
“There is no boy, at this age, cute enough or interesting enough to stop you from getting an education,” Obama added. “If I had worried about who liked me and who thought I was cute when I was your age, I wouldn’t be married to the President of the United States.”
The first lady’s panel appearance was meant to shed light on her “Let Girls Learn” initiative and the “62 Million Girls” campaign, which aims to help girls around the world get an education. However, the first lady said she hopes there will be an impact here in the United States as well.
Obama told the kids in the crowd that investing in yourself now will open doors in the future.