The Ivy League-educated former first lady, mother of two and now best-selling author was met with thunderous applause as she walked onstage to promote her recently released memoir, "Becoming".
Michelle Obama, the former United States first lady, has said she still feels imposter syndrome despite her eight years as America's most powerful woman and her success as an advocate for women and girls across the world.
After applying to Princeton her high school counsellor told her: "I don't think you're Princeton material".
Mrs. Obama's memoir touches on the alleged sexism twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton faced from then-candidate Trump, whom she labeled a "misogynist".
Though Obama may have wished she had worded her response differently, the uproarious applause it solicited is likely not only a sign of approval because the former First Lady let loose.
"Marriage still ain't equal y'all, it ain't equal". After many a scandal at Facebook, where she is COO, Sandberg has been dipping in and out of hot water since the New York Times reported that she was involved in a smear of George Soros, a charge Sandberg first denied.
"Our Secret Service doesn't even let me ride around with Malia so up until that point we had never driven in a vehicle driven by anyone else, so it was like "this is what's going to happen, you're going to get out and sit here and this is what is going to happen".
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A friend of Mr Markle, 74, who has not spoken to her since her May wedding to Prince Harry, said he told him: "How could they be so cruel and heartless?" But her words have an element of truth that Sheryl Sandberg's optimistic ideology about "leaning in" to have it all doesn't take into account.
"I'm back now", Obama said, smiling and looking a bit sheepish.
"And I just find it really inspiring".
"People are like, 'Oh, why'd she talk about marriage counseling?' I'm like, 'Duh.' Marriage is hard, you know", she told the crowd.
She married into the royal family, which caused a media frenzy, and she also announced her pregnancy.
"The kids were out - Malia was on her gap year, I think Barack was traveling, and I was alone for the first time". I love my husband, and we have a great marriage, and we've had a great marriage, but marriage is hard work.
Obama, 54, was speaking to Good Housekeepingmagazine when the topic of the Duchess of Sussex came up. "They're like, 'What's that?' And I'm like, 'Yep, we're in the real world now, fellas'".