Women in positions of power, including first ladies Michelle Obama and Laura Bush, joined forces in a summit to focus on improving life in Africa.

Hosted by the George W. Bush Institute, the African First Ladies Summit on “Investing in Women: Strengthening Africa” addressed health, economic empowerment, and education for women Tuesday morning in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

After Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete spoke about the importance of investing in women, first lady Salma Kikwete took to the podium to reiterate the gathering’s goal: "This summit will consider things that are of much significance to the well being of women in Africa, namely education, entrepreneurship, and innovation,” she said.

Read the original article on the summit here.