Meghan Markle to Be Honored by the Oldest Women’s Foundation in the United States

Published 04/04/2023, 7:30 AM EDT

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Meghan Markle did not get up on the stage to deliver an empowering speech on International Women’s Day this year. However, that in no way means that she has fallen in the ranks of an influential woman. The Duchess of Sussex very much remains a woman of power, confidence, and success. Be it writing a letter to shut down a sexist ad when she was a toddler or starting her royal duties with a project to support women, the former American actress has always worked towards the empowerment of women.

Not only did Markle work towards the betterment of women and their working conditions during her time as a royal, but she has always represented what it means to be a strong and confident woman. Markle is a stunning example that one does not need a title to validate their power. And to honor her strength and dedication to women’s empowerment, the United States’ oldest Women’s foundation will be presenting her with an award.

Meghan Markle set to receive an award for her feminism

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A break from the continuous streak of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry news in the royal realm is the anticipation surrounding King Charles’ coronation. And while the Duchess of Sussex may not be honored or even be present at the crowning ceremony, she will be taking home a reputed award from the oldest and most notable foundation dedicated to Women’s empowerment, Ms Foundation for Women. It was announced that Meghan Markle, along with LaTosha Brown, a pioneer of Black Votes Matter, will be receiving the Women of Vision Award on the 16th of May, a few days after King Charles’ coronation. 

The award ceremony will be taking place in New York in the Ziegfeld Ballroom as the foundation will celebrate its 50th anniversary. To mark half of a century dedicated to the betterment of women’s rights, they will be honoring Meghan Markle for her accomplishments “on behalf of gender and racial equity.

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What has the Duchess of Sussex done for women’s empowerment?

As Meghan Markle stepped into the royal institution, many cheered not only to see a woman of color but a woman of power take on a notable role in the monarchy. While her tenure as a working royal has ended, her tireless efforts to empower women through speeches at universities and funds for relief still live on.

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The actress steers clear of using ‘women empowerment’ or ‘feminist’ to garner popularity as there lies the documented proof of her advocating for the same when she was only a little girl. Furthermore, this year, too, she spent International Women’s Day with the same empowering spirit.

Do you think Meghan Markle deserves the award? Let us know in the comments below.

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Aliza Siddiqui

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Aliza Siddiqui is a writer at Netflix Junkie. She headed the Korean Wave team at a reputed organization for over a year and had over 1000 published articles on the subject to her name. She is currently persuing a degree in Psychology from Ewing Christin College.

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