Lady Project Profile: Michelle Kwan

The iconic figure skater is also a service focused local leader; meet Michelle at PVD Lady Project's upcoming event.


Michelle Kwan is an award winning athlete whose educational initiatives encourage and support America's young girls.

In 2006, the two time Olympic medal winner was named the first U.S. public diplomacy envoy by Condoleeza Rice. In 2010, President Obama appointed Michelle to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.

Michelle is currently a senior adviser for public diplomacy and public affairs, serves on the State Department’s Council to Empower Women and Girls through Sports, and is on the Board of Directors of Special Olympics International. She is also a locally based leader living in Providence with her husband, Clay Pell.

Catch Michelle at the Southside Cultural Center April 12 as one of the Lady Project Summit's Keynote speakers. Buy tickets here.