Since becoming a royal, Meghan Markle has committed herself to promoting the charities and causes she believes in. Her promotion of feminism began long before and continues as Meghan Markle’s all-female leadership team is built.
After Prince William and Prince Harry officially split their royal household, Harry and Meghan were put in charge of the new household run out of Buckingham Palace. Meghan and Harry also announced a new foundation once they left the Royal Foundation. Now Meghan and Harry have gone on to assemble a new leadership team of highly-qualified women. It’s a first for a royal household.
Press secretary Sara Latham was one of the earlier hires and is known as the former senior advisor on Hillary Clinton’s electoral campaign (among other things). Deputy private secretary Heather Wong has been seen with the couple, notably at The Lion King premiere. She previously worked as a political apointee in the Obama administration. Fiona Mcilwham has also recently joined the team as their Private Secretary (or Chief of Staff).
Other notables? Natalie Campbell is the director of their new foundation and Karen Blackett works alongside her as an appointed trustee.
Clara Madden has worked as an aide for the younger royals for a longer period of time and moved with Harry and Meghan in their new household.
On top of giving prominent leadership roles to women, Meghan has used her platform to shed light on other women. Her guest-editing position at British Vogue gave her the chance to promote Luminary Bakery, which helps women get back into the workforce. She is creating a clothing line for Smart Works, one of her patronages that also helps underprivileged women secure employment.
In a speech at UN’s Women’s conference in 2015, Meghan said, “Women need a seat at the table, they need an invitation to be seated there and in some cases, where this isn’t available, well then you know what, then they need to create their own table.”
Meghan definitely has set the table as she continues to empower women with her position.