Former WH social secretary speaks at area event

July 17, 2010 3:52:40 PM PDT
Former White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers told a women's empowerment conference Saturday that appearance and good grooming are important to help build self-confidence.The 51-year-old Chicagoan spoke during a 'Take Back Your Life, Mind, body, and Soul' series in Tinley Park.

Rogers said she was honored to be the first African-American White House Social Secretary and to serve the first African-American president, Barack Obama.

Rogers urged all women to take care of themselves.

"Appearance is important. And you don't have to be a beauty. You don't have to have the most expensive clothes on. But I think that it signals something when you take care of yourself first because then, that allows you to give more to others," she said.

Rogers is now a special consultant to Johnson Publishing Company in Chicago.


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