Though the Duchess of Sussex has not made public appearances since her and Prince Harry’s Oprah interview, she is still hard at work behind-the-scenes. Earlier this month, Meghan convened a roundtable with organizations Girls Inc. and National Women’s Law Center to elevate adolescent women’s voices and promote female leadership.
The summit fell under the purview of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Archewell Foundation, the couple’s philanthropic and creative organization. According to the Archewell site, “The Duchess believes girls’ voices can and should be heard, and through Archewell she focuses on providing them with the platforms, tools, and forums to help define a path forward and continue making an impact.”
At the roundtable were Stephanie J. Hull and Fatima Goss Graves, the respective leaders of Girls Inc. and National Women’s Law Center, along with a group of 13- to 18-year-olds—primarily girls of color—who are part of Girls. Inc affiliates across America. The young women reflected on the struggles brought by COVID-19 and shared their plans for the future. The Duchess also discussed the impact of various trailblazing women throughout history, asking the girls to share their own role models.
“Girls Inc. is proud to have participated in a roundtable with The Duchess of Sussex and Archewell Foundation, along with the National Women’s Law Center, that elevated the voices and experiences of girls. We believe girls are innately powerful and the leaders our…