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Michelle Obama

First episode of season 2!!! Raise your glass because the Gal’s Guide Podcast is back and bringing you inspiring, fun and shocking stories about First Ladies. We voted to go in reverse chronological order so first up is Katie’s  1 Cool First Lady, Michelle Obama! We focused on the ever-changing expectations on a FLOTUS and yet how to handle it with grace, a partnership, and a campaign promise.

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Show Notes & Extras

  • Gal Pals this month are Dr. Leah Leach, Bonnie Fillenwarth, Katie Harris and Debbi Sponsler.
  • Bonnie’s Etsy store has her amazing women’s history calendar!!!

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  • “Hidden Figure” backers get a secret podcast episode during our crowdfunder! Check it out on iFundWomen
  • FLOTUS background and rando facts
  • Want more about First Ladies? Check out our list of books! 
  • Katie’s 1 Cool First Lady is Michelle Obama

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  • Becoming by Michelle Obama
  • Expectations on First Ladies and polling numbers
  • Did Michelle have other plans other than First Lady?
  • What Michelle made Barack promise
  • How to please the masses when you know thy self
  • “It’s almost like she’s a woman being scrutinized for no matter what she does!” Bonnie
  • Michelle’s background & history in Chicago
  • Power of piano lessons
  • Princeton & Havard
  • Having an impact & breadwinner!!
  • Partnership on the campaign trail


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