On February 13th, over twelve thousand people filled Bankers Life Field house to listen to “A Moderated Conversation with Former First Lady Michelle Obama,” presented by Women’s Fund of Central Indiana, a special interest fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation.

During the conversation, moderated by Alecia DeCoudreaux, founding board member of Women’s Fund, Mrs. Obama told the thousands of women and girls in the room that increasing self-confidence takes practice, hard work and perseverance—but the most important value to remember, she said, is to be authentic. She encouraged the audience to speak up and advocate for themselves, and others. The conversation ended with Mrs. Obama calling on the audience to participate in public service, and to show others kindness, empathy and generosity.

WHJE Managers Kendall Fahey and Rachel Lacy had the wonderful opportunity to attend. Hear their reactions to the conversation and the words that will stay with them.

Music from Gabby Love

Produced by Kendall Fahey and Rachel Lacy

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