In the fall, former First Woman Michelle Obama introduced she was going to journey to Vietnam in December to spotlight women’ schooling. She teased then that she can be joined by a number of “special visitors,” including Today co-host Jenna Bush Hager.
On Monday, the Obama Foundation announced a couple of extra particulars about a type of visitors: Julia Roberts.
The Homecoming star, 52, will first be a part of Obama, 55, on Dec. 9 in Vietnam with the Women Alternative Alliance “to satisfy with local women schooling organizations and beneficiaries of packages that help adolescent women reach their full potential by means of schooling,” the Obama Foundation stated in a news release.
Then she’ll be on-stage for a dialog with Obama on Dec. 12 in Malaysia, moderated by Deborah Henry, a TV host and humanitarian.
There they'll talk about the Vietnam journey, plus “classes from their own management journeys and their path-breaking careers” and have a Q&A. The Obama Foundation is internet hosting its first-ever gathering of 200 civic leaders from Asia-Pacific in Kuala Lumpur from Dec. 10 to Dec. 14, including Roberts’ speak with the former first woman.
“More than 98 million adolescent women aren’t in class, but the evidence is obvious: When women get the opportunities they deserve, our entire world advantages,” Obama stated on the In the present day present in October, in saying the Vietnam trip. “That’s why we’ve been working to raise up grassroots leaders and organizations around the globe who enhance women’ lives every single day.”
Obama stated then that a number of the “unimaginable stories” of the women met on that trip would air on Immediately and YouTube Originals.
“I’m so excited,” Hager, 38, stated on Right now in October, reacting to new of the Vietnam journey.
“It’s an awesome alternative to help shine a light-weight on all of these which might be serving to maintain women in faculties,” she stated. “We all know that if a woman stays in class, they are more possible to assist carry up not only themselves but their communities, too.”
The Obama Foundation launched its Women Opportunity Alliance last yr. Since former President Barack Obama left office, his basis with Mrs. Obama has been a serious focus of their post-White House careers.
She additionally released a best-selling memoir, Turning into, in November 2018, while he's engaged on his personal presidential memoir that might be released subsequent yr.