A Hand Up: Top Black Celebrity Mentors

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Michelle Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama understands the importance of mentoring.  It was, after all, a mentoring assignment that put her on the path to the White House.  As a young associate at a Chicago law firm she was asked to show Barack Obama, a new hire fresh out of Harvard, the ropes.  Today the First Lady has fully embraced mentoring as one of her most important task.  During her first year in the White House she launched a program pairing local high-school girls with successful female leaders, including herself.  This past January she expanded her commitment, hosting a mentoring summit for some 500 advocates from around the country.

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