Monday, June 6, 2011

Michelle Obama Encouraging Young Women to go Into Diplomacy

USA Today reports that Michelle Obama is using German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to the White House as an opportunity to encourage more women to go into diplomacy. Merkel is the first female head of government to visit during the Obama administration, the first lady's office pointed out.

In a motivational effort, Michelle Obama will mark the occasion with an event aimed at encouraging more women to go into diplomacy. She will host at an event with Ambassador Brooke Anderson, the chief of staff for national security, with young women from the Girl Scouts, Girls Inc. and two Washington high schools in the State Dining Room in the afternoon.

Michelle Obama is the Honorary National President of Girl Scouts. With this position, Mrs. Obama takes her place in a tradition stretching back to 1929, when Lou Henry Hoover became the first Honorary National President of the Girl Scouting movement. Since then, each successive First Lady has served in this post.