By Mari A. Schaefer, Staff Writer, Philadelphia Inquirer @MariSchaefer |

Michelle Obama is coming to Philadelphia.

The former first lady will be in town on Oct. 3 for the 14th Pennsylvania Conference for Women, the organization announced Tuesday. About 10,000 people are expected to attend one of the region’s largest gatherings for women held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

“With her career-long devotion to improving the lives of children, increasing nutrition awareness, and advocating for equal access to education, Michelle Obama’s impact clearly extends beyond her White House years,” said Leslie Stiles, president of the conference’s board.

In addition to Obama, other keynote speakers include Dr. Brené Brown, three-time best-selling author and one of the top five most viewed TED speakers in the world; Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage; and Carla Harris, Wall Street executive and author.

(The event is sold out.)

Published: July 11, 2017