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Michelle Obama: “I HAVE BEEN AT EVERY POWERFUL TABLE YOU CAN THINK OF… THEY ARE NOT THAT SMART”

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Newsweek

“Asked for a piece of advice for young women, Obama said: “My advice to young women is that you have to start by getting those demons out of your head.

“The question I ask myself— ‘am I good enough?—that haunts us, because the messages that are sent from the time we are little is: Maybe you are not. Don’t reach too high. Don’t talk too loud,” Obama said.

The former first lady said that point was profoundly true “for women of color” as people in power try to make them feel as if they do not belong.

But Obama offered a “secret” to young women everywhere: “I have been at probably every powerful table that you can think of, I have worked at nonprofits, I have been at foundations, I have worked in corporations, served on corporate boards, I have been at G-summits, I have sat in at the U.N.: They are not that smart.”

Great article full of great advice from a great First Lady.

And the scariest thing about the above quote is she formed that opinion before the current crop of idiots blew into D.C.

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