Duchess Meghan will appear at a gender and politics summit next week in her next official appearance.
- The Duchess will turn interviewer when she appears at nonprofit newsroom The 19th* Represents’ virtual summit on 14 August.
- Duchess Meghan will be the final speaker at the event and will interview its co-founder and CEO, Emily Ramshaw, about creating a transformative newsroom centred on gender equity.
- This follows royal news that the Duchess of Cambridge has sparked a hair trend that everyone is copying.
What has Duchess Meghan said about her next appearance?
In a statement to Glamour, the Duchess said: “The 19th*’s commitment to reporting and storytelling that lifts up those who are too often underrepresented in the media has never been more important.
“I’m looking forward to asking the co-founder what it means to build a media outlet with gender equity, diversity, and community at its core.”
Other big names scheduled to take part in the virtual event between 10 to 14 August include Hillary Clinton, Melinda Gates, plus performances from actors Meryl Streep and Zoe Saldana.
According to the summit’s website “The 19th was founded to shine a light on the unfinished business of the 19th Amendment and empower women — particularly those underserved by and underrepresented in American media — with the information, community and tools they need to be equal participants in our democracy.”
The website blurb continues: “This August, we commemorate the suffrage centennial with The 19th Represents, presented by Goldman Sachs and Intuit, a week of virtual events that raises the voices of women — past and present — who are reshaping the American story.
“Join us August 10 to 14 for a series of conversations with prominent women in politics, civic engagement, journalism and the arts.”
Meghan is expected to speak on matters of race and gender – which is the is the topic of the final day of the event.
A summary of Meghan’s appearance on the summit’s website reads: “Behind The 19th. Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, asks Emily Ramshaw, The 19th’s Co-Founder and CEO, about creating a transformative newsroom centered on gender equity.”