Hi everyone! I’m Tsehaitu “Tubi” Retta, Associate Policy Director to First Lady @MichelleObama. I have the honor of working on Let Girls Learn, a global initiative launched by the President and First Lady to help adolescent girls get an education that empowers them to achieve their dreams. For me, the mission of Let Girls Learn is deeply personal. As the daughter of Ethiopian immigrants who came to the U.S. in search of a quality education for themselves and their children, I know that my sister and I would not be where we are today without the educational opportunities we’ve been afforded. Globally, there are well over #62MillionGirls who are not in school due to complex physical, cultural and financial barriers. But by working together, we can change that. As we celebrate Women’s Equality Day, I am honored to work for @MichelleObama, a phenomenal leader and role model for so many women and girls across the world, and proud to be part of a team working to eliminate gender disparities in education.
Photo description: In a blue dress, Tsehaitu Retta poses for a photograph in front of signs promoting the Let Girls Learn initiative.