Talk about womanpower!
Michelle Obama and some of the most influential women in the country – powerful women entertainers, activists, and business executives – are joining forces for a June 14 White House summit tackling gender-equality issues under the banner “Today we’ll change tomorrow.”
“We are the United State of women,” the first lady says in a star-studded video announcing the summit. “We stand stronger when we stand together.”
Joining Obama for the launch video that’s sure to give goosebumps to generations of feminists are Meryl Streep, Tina Fey, Oprah Winfrey, Kerry Washington, designer and fashion executive Tory Burch, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, satiric comic Jessica Williams, Christy Turlington Burns, PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi and more.
The White House says 5,000 registrants have already maxed out attendance at the event, which will address economic empowerment, health and wellness, educational opportunity, violence against women, entrepreneurship and civic engagement. But the summit will be livestreamed at theunitedstateofwomen.org.
In one sequence of the clip, Richards says, “We’re in charge of our own bodies.”
“Every beautiful part,” adds Saturday Night Live‘s Aidy Bryant.
“Every powerful part,” continues Jennifer Welter, the first female coach of the NFL.
“Every which way we want to use them,” finishes actress Laverne Cox.
As Winfrey summarizes the mission, the women are “turning struggle into strength.”