Before she was a duchess or full-time former royal, Meghan Markle was already a very busy human, juggling her acting career (which included a lead role on USA’s legal drama Suits) and running her (now defunct—RIP) lifestyle blog, The Tig.
In 2015, Meghan was still a year away from meeting her future husband and doing very 2015 things like weighing in on the virtues of being a “girl boss” and how one could go from aspiring girl boss to actual girl boss. These were real topics Meghan really discussed in a 2015 interview with InStyle, which is making the rounds again in the wake of news that Meghan and Prince Harry are entering the world of finance as “impact partners” for Ethic, a company the New York Times describes as a “fintech asset manager in the fast-growing environmental, social and governance space.”
So what did 2015 Meghan have to say about the art of girl boss-ing?
“I think the biggest part of being a girl boss in the office, at home, or anywhere you go is just knowing your value. As you get older, you become more comfortable in your skin and comfortable in saying ‘no’ to things. Rachel is an example of that on television, and as The Tig has grown as a brand, I’ve also learned that saying ‘no’ is just as valuable as saying ‘yes.’ It’s something that, I think, comes with age and really having a sense of your self-worth. And then you make choices based on that.”