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Michelle Obama Featured in Women in Music Doc

Being a woman in the music industry is having the strength to push past limitations and boundaries.

For so long, women have been told that it’s a business built for men. However, as our time around the sun continues, we’re seeing more girl bosses on stage and in the boardroom. Women are running point on their look, sound, message and it’s absolutely beautiful to see.

In 2015, during a South by Southwest Panel in Texas, First Lady Michelle Obama was joined my artists Missy Elliott, Queen Latifah, Diane Warren and in a discussion about her “Let Girls Learn” initiative. In addition to the conversation, the ladies announced their collaborative song, “This is For My Girls.”

The women-empowered anthem, written by Diane Warren features Missy Elliott, Janelle Monae, Kelly Rowland, Zendaya, Kelly Clarkson and Lea Michelle, and offers a unifying power of women in music.

The song now serves as the backdrop to Billboard’s Women in Music mini-documentary that celebrates the strides and achievements women have made in the industry.

Billboard partnered with American Express to create a special visual presentation that will also air during the third annual Billboard Women In Music Awards.

Women in Music: Inspiring a Generation, features First Lady Michelle Obama, Bozoma Saint John, AMEX representatives, to name a few, and highlights women from various areas in the music industry and their efforts to overcome the historical stereotype that it’s simply a man’s world when it comes to the entertainment business.

Check out the video below:

So What does it mean to be a woman in the music industry?

It’s having the power to uplift, to relate, and flaunt your womanhood. It’s having the freedom to be strong, vulnerable and having the ability to find common ground to release music and art that is authentically you.