Michelle Obama to Talk Empowerment at Apple Conference

Michelle Obama to Talk Empowerment at Apple Conference

Michelle Obama to Talk Empowerment at Apple Conference

On Tuesday, Michelle Obama spoke at WWDC, Apple's annual developer conference, and during her address, she urged the tech industry to keep women and people of color in their industry and make real efforts to diversify.

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Following the tech talk, the final segment of the discussion focused primarily on Obama's time in the White House, complete with a series of photographs capturing some of her most significant moments, including a visit to the Great Wall of China with Sasha and Malia, a trip to Cambodia as part of Let Girls Learn, and a Let's Move event hosted in the White House garden.

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Because the audience was largely comprised of entrepreneurs, Obama reminded the crowd of the importance of female consumers.

For the event, an elegant Michelle Obama, accompanied by Lisa Jackson - Apple's vice president of environment, policy, and social initiatives - took to the stage to chat with developers about tech and empowerment. Are you ready to share that seat at the table? She continued: "And that's where I look to the fellas in the room and say, 'Are you ready?"

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"If you want to know what I was thinking every state dinner: 'Don't fall, girl don't fall".

She also spoke to those in the room about influencing their families and communities, saying that change starts small.

"It's important to let your mind set and we are trying to do that before we get right back in it", she said.

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Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment on if or how much Obama was paid for the talk.

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