Last night, the FLOTUS, Michelle Obama, wrapped up the White House’s celebration of Women’s History Month by hosting the “Remarkable Women” dinner.

The gala, which included a mixture of industry heavyweights and excited high schoolers, was held in the East Room of the White House to inspire young women to reach for greatness.

Earlier in the day, Mrs. Obama and a slew of celebrities descended upon local high schools to speak to the students. During the assemblies, Mrs. Obama recounted her struggle to overcome her tough surroundings on the South Side of Chicago, to attend some of the best universities in the country.

“I know what it feels like to struggle to get the education that you need. In so many ways, I see myself in you all. And I want you to see yourselves in me, so that you’re not looking at me just as the First Lady of the United States,” Mrs. Obama said. “…But my parents didn’t have a lot of money, and I went to public schools my entire career. So there’s not too much of a difference between how I was raised and how many of you all are raised. But I’m here, and the point is, is that you can be here, too.”

Judith Jamison, Alfre Woodard, Dominique Dawes, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kerry Washington, Geena Davis, Lisa Leslie, Miri Ben-Ari, Ledisi, and Rashida Jones were just some of the phenomenal women who participated in yesterday’s wonderful event.

Who are some of the remarkable Women you admire? Shout them out!

 

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  • Lia

    My momma, aunties, grandmothers and the list goes on to the remarkable women in my life who have left an invaluable mark in my heart!

  • I love her.. I love you michelle and your big ear husband… for the first time i my life I was proud to be an american when i saw the first lady walking in to the white house. i truly admirer her as a human being

  • whit

    This is beautiful, I love seeing this.