This episode takes us through the highlights of Meghan Markle's keynote speech to the attendees of the 2020 Girl Up Summit.
I review some of the ways that Meghan has 'walked the talk' in her commitment to advancing gender equity, empowering women and girls, and working within communities at grassroots level to encourage women to recognize their inherent value.
I like to call Meghan’s approach practical feminism. Meghan does not just talk about empowering women, she uses her huge following, her connections, and her can-do attitude, to make women’s lives better in practical and useful ways. And she does all of this without alienating men and boys, but in fact welcoming them to get on board.
Meghan’s speech this past week at the Girl Up Summit was one of the few she has made since she and Harry stepped back from being senior working Royals.
As always Meghan spoke clearly and eloquently, drawing on her life experiences whilst at the same time keeping the focus on the attendees. She spoke fearlessly despite being well aware that every word she said would be scrutinized by the media. And it was!
In her speech, Meghan encouraged girls and women to strive to work towards a world that is more inclusive, just, compassionate, and empathetic. Something everyone can strive towards regardless of our sex.
See more stories about Meghan, Harry and (adorable) Archie on my blog at www.kindthoughtsformeghanmarkle.com