MoFo News Item

MoFo Attends Michelle Obama’s Becoming Book Tour

11 Jan 2019

Members of the MoFo community and their guests were among the enthralled audiences this December at Michelle Obama’s much-anticipated tour for her book Becoming.

MoFo reserved several suites in the Brooklyn Barclays Center and the San Jose SAP Center, sponsored by the firm’s Diversity Strategy Committee (DSC) and Women’s Strategy Committee (WSC). Invited guests included members of the DSC, WSC, Associate Advisory & Engagement Committee and affinity group chairs, along with selected clients.

All enjoyed hearing a personal account from the former First Lady on the experiences that shaped her, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to the most famous address in America. Both events were moderated by unique women with stories to tell of their own; attendees at the New York and Bay Area event got to hear from actress Sarah Jessica Parker and journalist Michele Norris, respectively.

MoFo attendees were invited as a “thank you” for their hard work, support, and commitment to the firm’s diversity and inclusion initiatives. Purvi Patel, DSC co-chair and WSC member stated that, “Attending this event was a wonderful way to cap off a great year of D&I programming. I left the event inspired — both by Michelle Obama’s story and having spent the evening with so many MoFo colleagues who contribute to advancing diversity at the firm and in the profession.”

Learn more about Becoming by visiting the official tour website.

You can also read the full recap of both MoFo events, including photos, on MoFo+.



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