Michelle Obama to appear at the 2017 Pennsylvania Conference for Women

Michelle Obama will join in a conversation at the 2017 Pennsylvania Conference for Women. | Getty Images

If you were on the fence about attending the 2017 Pennsylvania Conference for Women, you’ll definitely want to register now that Michelle Obama will be there.

The former First Lady will join in on a conversation at the conference, which will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Tuesday, Oct. 3. Over 10,000 people are expected to attend.

“We are honored and thrilled to have Michelle Obama, one of the most respected women in the world, join us at this year’s conference,” says Leslie Stiles, Board President of the Pennsylvania Conference for Women in a press release. “With her career-long devotion to improving the lives of children, increasing nutrition awareness, and advocating for equal access to education, Michelle Obama’s impact clearly extends beyond her White House years.”

To get pumped before Michelle Obama’s visit to Philadelphia in October, here are a few of our favorite speeches given by her.

1. 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, CO

In this speech, we get to know Michelle Obama’s story in a little more detail as a woman who wanted to make the world a better place. 

2. Maya Angelou’s Memorial Service

The world was shaken to its core when celebrated poet Maya Angelou passed away. Obama spoke at her memorial service about how her poem “Phenomenal Woman” inspired her as a child growing up in Chicago.

3. 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC

In this powerful speech, Obama says “Being president doesn’t change who you are, it reveals who you are.”

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