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Women's Day Special: Life lessons from Michelle Obama

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Last updated on: March 04, 2019 09:29 IST
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Every woman will relate to these wise words of wisdom from the former First Lady.

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1. 'When girls are educated, their countries become stronger and more prosperous.'

An advocated of feminism, Michelle Obama was once quoted saying, 'I'm a example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them.'

She always wanted every girl on the planet to have the same kind of opportunities that she and her daughters had, so that women across the world can fulfill their potential and pursue their dreams.

Her initiative Let Girls Learn, helped adolescent girls across the globe have access to education.

2. 'Am I good enough? Yes, I am.'

This powerful quote is from her book, Becoming.

'Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own,' she shared in the book.

3. 'There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.'

An encouraging mother, Michelle believes that she should let her daughters pursue whatever they want to do. 

'When girls are educated, their countries become stronger and more prosperous,' she said.

4. As women, we must stand up for each other

Michelle felt that women need to not only stand up for themselves and what they believed in, but also support other women achieve what they set out to do.

'And finally, as women, we must stand up for justice for all.'

5. 'You reach back and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed.'

Never forget where and how you started off.

According to Michelle, 'When you've worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. You reach back and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed.'

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