Leave it to First Lady Michelle Obama to rally the world's most interesting and successful ladies for The White House's United State of Women summit.
On June 14 in Washington, D.C., female heavy hitters like Oprah Winfrey, Tina Fey, Christy Turlington and Kerry Washington will take part in the convention in support of women and girls domestically and internationally. To amp up excitement for this monumental event—which will cover topics like equal pay, women's health, education, preventing violence against women, entrepreneurship, and female leadership—the summit released a promo clip on its Instagram, along with a full-length on its website.
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Take a look at some of the recognizable (and admirable) figures from the clip:
Aidy Bryant of Saturday Night Live
Tracee Ellis Ross
Other featured women in the video include Meghan Smith (Chief Technology Officer of the U.S.), Cynthia Erivo (Broadway actress), Cecile Richards (President of Planned Parenthood), Cecilia Muñoz (Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council), Indra Nooyi (CEO of Pepsi), Jessica Williams (The Daily Show correspondent), Amani Al-Khatahtbeh (founder of Muslimgirl.net), Dina Habib Powell of Goldman Sachs and more.
Watch the full video below, and get ready to be inspired.
Even if you can't attend the event, you can still do your part in promoting girls and women worldwide. Make a pledge, for example, or share your support by creating your own "Pledge Generator" photos tagged with #StateOfWomen. Get more info on theunitedstateofwomen.org.
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