The Power Is In Your Hands Now: Growing Change At The Obama Foundation Summit
I don't know about you, but I for one am still living in deep denial that the Obamas are no longer living in the White House. I mean just look at them. They're gazing into the sky in the same way I gaze at them... ANYWAY.
When I found out the first Obama Foundation Summit was to be held in Chicago on October 31st and November 1st, and that artists, entrepreneur, organisers and civil servants from around the world could apply for tickets to gather and share their ideas and optimisms around change and moving forward, I gave it a try. So we applied, along with thousands upon thousands of other people (which in itself is a great thing), here at Strong Women Squad but even though we didn't get the coveted tickets we can all still watch some of the fantastic speakers, and learn from them, right here from our own living room. Although, maaaaaaaan, it would have been amazing to be in the same room as Michelle and Barack! Michelle is SO Strong Women Squad.
President Obama says in his welcome message on the website, "We created this Summit for you—to share your ideas, sharpen your skills, formulate big plans, and create lasting relationships. And it’s just the beginning. The Obama Foundation will seek to inspire people everywhere to give back, get involved, and recognise that they, too, have the power to make a difference."
Here are some of the highlights for you, below, but be sure to check out the website in the link above for more ways to inspire, empower and connect the next generation of leaders.