Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, to join forces with Michelle Obama for Girl Up summit

Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle
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Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, is teaming up with Michelle Obama for the upcoming Girl Up Leadership Summit.

Representatives from the Girl Up Foundation announced the news on Twitter, revealing the former actress will be a special guest at the virtual event being held from 13 - 15 July 2002. Former U.S. First Lady is also set to appear.

Girl Up is an initiative working  to uplift a new generation of young women as a force for gender equality.

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Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas will also be appearing at the three-day virtual event, where she will take part in a Q&A. 

Meghan has been a long-standing advocate of equality and human rights. She previously delivered a powerful speech at the UN Women conference in 2015 detailing her campaign against sexism. It here where she repeated the infamous quote, "girls with dreams become women with vision". 

Also on the lineup for the summit is Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Chloe x Halle, and many others. 

Compiled by Phelokazi Mbude

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