EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN | Julia Roberts And Michelle Obama Are Teaming Up To Travel To Malaysia And Vietnam As Part Of An Effort To Empower And Educate Girls

Julia Roberts and Michelle Obama are teaming up for a trip to Asia to focus on girls’ education and empowerment.

 The legendary Pretty Woman actress,52, and the former fist lady, 55, will travel to Vietnam December 9 and take part in the Obama Foundation’s Girls Opportunity Alliance, where they’ll meet with educations organizations for adolescent girls.

The duo will then travel to Malaysia to take part in the Leaders: Asian-Pacific program in the proceeding days.

The program in Malaysia takes place in Kuala Lumpur, from December 10-14.

While there organizers will host some 200 leaders from 33 countries and territories in the Asia-Pacific region and will feature skill-building workshops and leadership training.

Those leaders come from the public, private, and non-profit sectors and will join the Foundation’s growing global network of changemakers.

‘In Malaysia, Mrs. Obama and Ms. Roberts will share reflections about their trip to Vietnam, as well as lessons from their own leadership journeys and their path-breaking careers, the website says. 

The Leaders: Asia-Pacific program builds on the Foundation’s work over the past two years with young leaders from Chicago to Johannesburg.

The event is closed to the public, but certain sessions will be shown via livestream on ob The conversation between Obama and Roberts will be among the events that will be broadcast on December 11 at 10 p.m. ET.

Malaysian TV host and model Deborah Henry, who founded Fugee.org, a non-profit that runs a school and livelihood programs for refugees in Malaysia, will moderate the talk.

Former US President Barack Obama is also taking part in a conversation about How The Asian-Pacific Shaped Us with Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng the following day, December 12 at 10:30 p.m ET.ama.org.


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