Posted by | Cyrena Rose

First Lady Michelle Obama is featured in the September 2012 issue of Ladies’ Home Journal.

Both Michelle and President Barack Obama are interviewed in the magazine!

Check out a highlight from their interview:

How can we get more women to be leaders, whether in Washington or on their home turf?

Michelle Obama: ”We have to start with them while they’re young and instill in girls a sense of confidence. That’s why sports are so important. They teach you how to compete — how to fall down and get back up. And there are organizations like the Girl Scouts: They nurture self-confidence and give girls the chance to practice being in charge. We’ve got to give young women the opportunities to be leaders.”

President Obama: ”It’s easier for boys to imagine themselves being President. They see themselves as being in charge. Girls are socialized to think about other people more. I want Malia and Sasha to feel confident about expressing their opinions. And if they’re good at something I want them to have the confidence to step up and shine. I don’t want them to lose their empathy and stop thinking about other people, because that’s an important part of leadership, too. But I don’t want them to be wallflowers.”

For more of the interview with the First Lady, pick up the new issue of LHJ on newsstands Friday August 10th.