Michelle Obama to Talk Empowerment at Apple Conference

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6 June 2017 | 6:38 pm

Former first lady Michelle Obama made an appearance Tuesday at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference for a “fireside chat.”

CEO Tim Cook made the surprise announcement Monday at the end of his keynote address to the crowd in San Jose.  

Cook didn’t provide many details about what Obama would discuss, but said it would be about “empowering people from all walks of life to make the world a better place.”

During her time as first lady, Obama launched several initiatives that focused on themes of empowerment. Her Let’s Move! campaign worked to address childhood obesity, Reach Higher encouraged young people in the U.S. to enroll in higher education and Let Girls Learn helped young girls around the world go to school. 

A Conversation with Michelle Obama and Lisa Jackson began at 9 a.m. PT. The talk was closed to the public and was not be live streamed or broadcasted, according to Apple.

During the first day of Apple’s conference, the tech giant on Monday unveiled its new “HomePod” speaker, virtual reality technology and software developments for its line of products.

Michelle Obama at WWDC 2017

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