If you were wondering how Meghan Markle might be spending her 2019 International Women’s Day on Friday, March 8, we can definitely say she’s going to be celebrating in feminist style — as to be expected. Kensington Palace announced on Friday, March 1 that the 37-year-old will be participating in a panel discussion organized by the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust.
The event will be hosted at King’s College London and “will bring together a special panel of female thought-leaders and activists to discuss a range of issues affecting women today,” according to the announcement on the palace’s official Twitter account.
The panel is going to be stacked with powerful feminist voices, so it will be awesome to hear the duchess speak alongside them. She will be joined by The Circle founder and singer Annie Lennox, Gurls Talk founder and model Adwoa Aboah, former Australian prime minister and Global Institute for Women’s Leadership chair Julia Gillard, Let Us Learn founder Chrisann Jarrett and Campaign for Female Education executive director Angeline Murimirwa.
According to Us Weekly, Meg will be speaking on inequality in the workplace, access to education and the positive repercussions of more opportunities for women during the panel, among other topics.
This definitely won’t be the first time the Suits alum has been vocal about her feminist ideals. “You will hear people saying they are helping women find their voices. I fundamentally disagree with that because women don’t need to find their voices,” the former actress said during a Royal Foundation forum in February 2018. “They need to be empowered to use [their voices] and people need to be urged to listen. Right now, with so many campaigns like #MeToo and #TimesUp, there’s no better time to continue to shine a light on women feeling empowered and people supporting them.”
She and her husband, Prince Harry, also recently visited Morocco and spent time with young girls aged 12 to 18 living in an ‘Education For All’ boarding house. The communal space makes sure that these young girls have the access to higher education that they deserve, so the duchess is definitely dedicated to feminism on a global scale.