The 44th President did not call out any of the powerful men across politics, media and entertainment who have been accused of sexual harassment this year, but did speak to "the importance of more focus on putting women in power".
Mr. Obama didn't limit his criticisms of Mr. Trump-while never mentioning his name-to the area of global warming, but also worked in oblique references to the President's use of social media.
Earlier in the day, Obama had lunch with President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee palace - although the French presidency told Reuters that was in a "private capacity" and did not publicize the event with the usual tweet or official photo.
"If we can adapt to change we can make extraordinary progress".
If Trump hears that Obama just shaded him, it's possible that he will say that Obama's followers are fake.
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He insisted that the world is "healthier, wealthier and less violent than at any time in human history", with "only a few things that are irreversible".
Macron, who received Obama's public support during his campaign for the presidency, slammed Trump's decision to ditch the climate accord last June, but has since tried to maintain cordial relations with the billionaire.
Meetings with Hollande and the Paris mayor, Anne Hidalgo, were also on the agenda.
Obama was seen as a major catch for Les Napoleons, a relatively unknown networking group set up in 2014 and claiming a membership of some 3,000.