Michelle Obama's advice to Meghan Markle

Michelle Obama's advice to Meghan Markle

Michelle Obama's advice to Meghan Markle

Former US first lady Michelle Obama said she has been "moved, touched and inspired" by London schoolgirls as she returned to a secondary school in the capital that she first visited in 2009.

Earlier on Monday, Mrs Obama paid a return visit to Elizabeth Garrett Anderson secondary school in Islington, north London, which she visited in 2009, when her husband was USA president. I was gettin' real comfortable up in here.

As Michelle would know, having such a public platform can be very stressful, and the pressure around choosing patronages and making public speeches - as Meghan did three times while on her first royal tour with Prince Harry - can be daunting.

Obama promptly apologized for her strong language.

"You reminded me of me, all the fears, the challenges you face. And so, overall, we are not seeing a major increase in female leadership in any industry or in any government in the world, and I think that's a shame". "I think it's okay - it's good, even - to do that", Obama said.

"It's not always enough to lean in because that s-- doesn't work all the time", she reportedly said.

"Truly, for me, if there is anyone out there who sees a different possibility for themselves as a young person - changing a life, saving a life in some circumstances - that really is what I'm most proud of".

So does Michelle Obama have it all?

Michelle Obama said that the "lean in' approach for women in the workplace, advocated for by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, isn't always enough for women".

"So to welcome her back is so special". "And for this, I'd never forgive him", writes Mrs. Obama in the book. "As I settled into a folding chair onstage and started watching the performance ... something inside me began to quake".

"I nearly felt myself fall back into my own past". She was due to meet children at Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School in Islington before speaking at the Royal Festival Hall, London.

"People are like, 'Why is she talking about marriage counseling [in the book]?'" she said.

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

Mrs Obama is a lawyer and has led charity initiatives including Let Girls Learn, to promote education for girls around the world. Mrs. Obama, too, is clearly not a fan of the message.

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