AOL MAKERS Takes Action in Support of the First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama and the Let Girls Learn Initiative by Announcing New Anthem “This Is For My Girls”

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“This Is For My Girls” is written by Oscar® nominee Diane Warren and
features Chloe x Halle, Jadagrace, Janelle Monáe, Kelly Clarkson, Kelly
Rowland, Lea Michele, Missy Elliott and Zendaya

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, AOL’s MAKERS takes action in response to a call to action by
First Lady Michelle Obama in support of
Let Girls Learn
with the release of the brand new song “This Is For
My Girls.” Let Girls Learn is a U.S. government-wide initiative launched
by the President and First Lady which seeks to help the more than 62
million girls around the world who are not in school, go to school and
stay in school.

The song will serve as an anthem for Let Girls Learn. “This Is For My
Girls” was written by Oscar® nominee Diane Warren and features vocal
performances from Chloe x Halle, Jadagrace, Janelle Monae, Kelly
Clarkson, Kelly Rowland, Lea Michele, Missy Elliott and Zendaya.

“Diane Warren and this collective of powerful, talented artists have
truly taken action in support of Let Girls Learn,” said First Lady
Michelle Obama. “I am thrilled that they’ve created this anthem for the
62 million girls around the world who are not in school, and that AOL’s
MAKERS and iTunes joined them in their support.”

In conjunction with the release of “This Is For My Girls,” The First
Lady will be delivering the SXSW Music Keynote Conversation tomorrow at
10:30 AM CT/ 11:30 AM ET / 8:30 AM PT and Chloe x Halle will perform the
song live for the first time. The address will be a group discussion
with the First Lady, Missy Elliot, Sophia Bush and Diane Warren,
moderated by Queen Latifah and streamed live on MAKERS.com.
This powerhouse group of women bring their collective years of
experience to the table for a dialogue on passion, music, and the
importance of girls’ education everywhere.

“We could not be more excited to be part of such an important initiative
that aligns so strongly with our own mission of empowering women,” said
MAKERS Vice President Samantha Leibovitz. “We hope the song inspires and
drives people to act.”

AOL’S MAKERS is the Executive Producer of “This Is For My Girls” and has
coordinated amplification efforts for the launch of the song as well as
released a new PSA to raise awareness for the revamped 62MillionGirls.com.

All proceeds from US iTunes purchases of “This Is For My Girls” will
support the Peace Corps Let Girls Learn Fund. All partners on the song
including Diane Warren, Apple, Motown, the artists and their respective
labels, have donated their proceeds in support of Let Girls Learn.

Motown and Full Picture have also joined with AOL MAKERS in support of
“This Is For My Girls.”

About AOL

AOL is a media technology company with a mission to simplify the
internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world’s best
builders of culture and code. With over 500 million monthly global
consumers, AOL uses data to disrupt content production, distribution and
monetization. The company connects publishers with advertisers across
its global, programmatic platforms, which tap into owned premium brands
and Microsoft inventory. Within its mobile advertising network alone,
AOL has a reach of roughly 800M. AOL’s opportunity lies in shaping the
future of the digitally connected world for decades to come. AOL is a
subsidiary of Verizon.

About MAKERS

MAKERS is a women’s leadership platform that highlights the stories of
groundbreaking women today to create the leaders of tomorrow — it is the
largest collection of women’s stories ever assembled. MAKERS encompasses
broadcast documentaries, web and mobile-first video content, and live
events. Today,
MAKERS.com
features over 3,000 videos and the stories of more than
300 women. Current MAKERS include crusader for women
Hillary Rodham Clinton
, media mogul & philanthropist
Oprah Winfrey
, writer, actor, producer
Lena Dunham
, U.S. Supreme Court Justice
Ruth Bader Ginsberg
, fashion designer
Diane von Furstenberg
, writer and producer
Shonda Rhimes
, and more.

About Let Girls Learn

Let Girls Learn is a U.S. government-wide initiative launched by the
President and First Lady Michelle Obama that seeks to help the more than
62 million girls around the world who are not in school – half of whom
are adolescent – go to school and stay in school. These girls have
diminished economic opportunities and are more vulnerable to HIV/AIDS,
early and forced marriage, and other forms of violence. Yet, when a girl
receives a quality education, she is more likely to earn a decent
living, raise a healthy, educated family, and improve the quality of
life for herself, her family, and her community. A key part of Let Girls
Learn is to encourage and support community-led solutions to reduce
barriers that prevent adolescent girls from completing their education.
To take action and learn more, visit
letgirlslearn.gov
.

Contacts

Media
AOL
Cherie Gallarello, 212-652-6345
cherie.gallarello@teamaol.com
or
Ashley
Schlag, 212-402-7281
ashley.schlag@teamaol.com
or
ID
PR for AOL

Lauren Felsenstein, 212-774-6162
lfelsenstein@id-pr.com