#SHINESTRONG: Leading Ladies Share Their Words of Wisdom

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  • Michelle Obama
  • Janelle Monae
  • Faye Wattleton
  • Tyra Banks
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Sojourner Truth
  • Alice Walker
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Katherine Dunham
  • Suzanne de Passe
  • Nikki Giovanni
  • Johnetta Cole
  • Esi Eggleston Bracey
  • Rosa Parks
  • Maya Angelou
  • Esther E.T. Franklin
  • Queen Latifah

Michelle Obama

BET.com and Pantene direct the spotlight on inspirational women who have embodied what it means to #SHINESTRONG and the nuggets of wisdom they have shared with us over the years.

First Lady Michelle Obama delivered the commencement address at Oregon State University in 2012 and advised graduates to live life for themselves. "Success is only meaningful and enjoyable if it feels like your own," she said.

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