First Lady Michelle Obama welcomes guests to the Diplomatic Room in the White House on
First Lady Michelle Obama welcomes guests to the Diplomatic Room in the White House on March 19 to celebrate “Women of Excellence,” an initiative that matched 21 women at the top of their game with Washington, D.C.-area schools. Those invited included (from left to right) choreographer/actress Debbie Allen, actress Tracee Ellis Ross, actress Phylicia Rashad, Google Vice-President Marissa Mayer, White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers, and singer Sheryl Crow.
“This was one of my dreams,” said Mrs. Obama. “Gathering an amazing group of women together, and going out, and talking to young girls around this country.”