Former US First Lady Michelle Obama will be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in October, according to the organisation.
The National Women’s Hall of Fame issued a statement on Monday saying that it named Obama as one of the members of its ‘Class of 2021′.
“Both in and out of the White House, Michelle Obama has accomplished her initiatives and so much more becoming an advocate for healthy families, service members and their families, higher education, international adolescent girls’ education, and serving as a role model for women and young girls everywhere,” it said in the statement.
The National Women’s Hall of Fame quoted the former First Lady as “one of the most influential and iconic women of the 21st century”.
‘Class of 2021’ also includes Indian-American Indra Nooyi, who was the former CEO of PepsiCo, and retired professional football player Mia Hamm.