Michelle Obama Will be Inducted Into National Women’s Hall of Fame 

Former first lady Michelle Obama was selected as one of nine women that will be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame this year, Black Enterprise reported.

Obama will join soccer star Mia Hamm, Pepsi’s first woman CEO Indra Nooyi, and NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, the first Black female in the agency’s rich history. The candidates were selected by the public and a panel that includes former inductees, who chose the nominees, Black Enterprise wrote in an article.

Obama is the first Black woman to serve as the first lady and performed exceptionally well in the role, establishing herself as a strong advocate for girls and women of color who have dreams they want to achieve.

Obama has developed multiple advocacy groups handling with children’s nutrition, young girls who want to be entrepreneurs, and assisting military service members and their families. The groups include Let’s Move!Reach Higher, and Joining Forces, which she started with current first lady Dr. Jill Biden.

The Princeton and Harvard graduate also wrote a book, Becoming, in which she describes her life in the White House and being a Black woman in the largely white, male-centric environment that is government. The book sold millions of copies in the U.S. including an amazing 775,000 on its first day.

The National Women’s Hall of Fame inducts a new class every year in Seneca Falls, New York, home of the inaugural woman’s rights convention.

Other inductees in the 2021 class include Octavia Butler, the first science-fiction writer and one of the first Black women to win a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship Grant; Veteran Rebecca Halstead, who became the first female graduate at West Point to become a general officer. In her career, Halstead has received the Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, and a litany of other accolades.

Johnson, a mathematician whose calculations were vital to the first and subsequent manned space flights. Her work included calculating trajectories, launch windows, and other aspects that are vital to a successful launch and landing.

Congrats, (our forever) First Lady, Michelle!

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