President Obama delivered the commencement address to almost 600 female grads of Barnard College on Monday, and spent the bulk of the speech enthusiastically encouraging the young women to “fight for a seat at the head of the table.” But he attributed the guidance that garnered the most cheers from the audience to First Lady Michelle: you can look goodand be at the top of your professional game.
So, during our week out on the town, we asked everyone we ran into:
What did you think of Obama’s advice to young professional women that they can be “stylish and powerful”?
Herewith, an array of reactions from Hugh Dancy, Mary McFadden, Patrick Wilson,Mark Ruffalo, and Gavin McInnes.
Gavin McInnes at the Lapham’s Quarterly Decades Ball
“Did you hear Michelle Obama was annoyed that Oprah was in the White House trying to discuss her crusade against obesity? Talk about the elephant in the room.”