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Whetting Your Appetite…for Brunch with Silken Laumann and Michelle Obama!

By Mia Coen

 You may remember my First Person interview with Silken Laumann, an Olympic medalist and world-class speaker and writer. And, if you attended the IHRSA Convention last year, you may have seen her presentation on resilience.

She’s a very nice, down-to-earth person, so when I saw a photo of her sitting at a table with Michelle Obama, I had to get the scoop. Turns out Laumann was invited to a G20 Brunch hosted by Laureen Harper, the Canadian Prime Minister’s wife. She was honored, along with other Canadian women of distinction, and dined with the most influential women in the world, including our First Lady.

Laumann told me that when she met Ms. Obama, her first impression was, “She’s really tall! She’s not only fit, but she’s a smart woman, and it makes her presence all the more powerful.”

I won’t spoil the story for you; you’ll just have to wait until October to read about what Laumann and Obama talked about at the brunch! 

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