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Michelle Obama Graces S.F. With Her Presence - By Imojadad - November 7, 2017 - SF Weekly
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Michelle Obama Graces S.F. With Her Presence

Michelle Obama in 2016 (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock)

The annual traffic jam caused by Dreamforce is forgiven this year.

Former First Lady Michelle Obama joined the Salesforce convention Tuesday as keynote speaker, with attendees lining up at the Moscone Center before the crack of dawn to see her. At 9:30 a.m., she spoke with Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff.

No photography or recordings were allowed, but Inc. reports that Obama first focused on education and youth before advising tech leaders to foster a work culture that supports parents. She also advised they be more open to listening, hiring women to move toward gender equality, and being vocal against sexual harassment in the workplace.

Nameless attendees weren’t the only ones excited by her presence — Mayor Ed Lee attended, along with Sup. London Breed. 

Benioff, will.i.am, Ashton Kutcher, engineer and Girl Scouts CEO Sylvia Acevedo, Natalie Portman, and Mark Cuban are also speakers this week.