“There was a lot of laughter in the room,” said Susan Pocharski, entertainment director of the women’s magazine, who moderated their recent conversation. “They were both incredibly down to earth, real, thoughtful (and) they care about the same issues that every other woman thinks about, which is how to balance work and family and how to make an impact in the world.”
Streep and Obama have forged a strong path for themselves and their children. Streep, a three-time Academy Award winner, has a record 19 Oscar nominations. Her films include “Mamma Mia” and “Sophie’s Choice.” Obama, a Harvard-trained lawyer, has tackled issues such as nutrition and support for military families.