Philanthropist. Humanitarian. Women’s Advocate–and not to mention an avid yoga practitioner– Meghan Markle is definitely in the top three people that have continued to be such an inspiration in my life. It’s no secret that I am and will forever be an advocate for women’s rights, and it’s so great to see other women share in the same beliefs as me. One would even describe it as empowering.
A graduate from Northwestern University, Meghan has used her platform to advocate and spread awareness for women’s rights. She has empowered young girls and women, and she also uses her platform to give back to those who have-not.
Sure, she’ll soon be a Princess of England, but look past the glitz and the glam, one can quickly realize that she’s so much more than that.
Here are the top 5 reasons why Meghan is an Influencer:
1. Meghan was a Global Ambassador for World Vision— one of the largest international charities that helps families, and entire communities overcome injustice and poverty– and she traveled to Rwanda in 2016 to be apart of their Clean Water Campaign.
2. She’s a Women’s Rights advocate:
At a royal engagement, the interviewer asked Meghan about women’s rights and the empowerment of young girls and women around the world, and she gave the best (and quite cheeky) response!
She said, “Women don’t need to find a voice, they have a voice and they need to feel empowered to use it, and people need to feel encouraged to listen.” And in tie with her work with World Vision, she has also supported the Myna Mahila Foundation — a foundation that dedicates its work to providing access to sanitary pads to women and young girls around the world.
3. She gives back:
Meghan was also a counsellor for One Young World–a charity based in the UK that, ” gathers together the brightest young leaders from around the world, empowering them to make lasting connections to create positive change,” in 2014 and 2016.
4. She does yoga–I’m just going to be honest with you guys– anyone who practices yoga will always be good in my book! LOL
5. She has the true potential to change the world–literally.
She has done so much behind the scenes already with charities that have been close to her heart, I can honestly say that I am so excited to see what she will accomplish now that her platform will be even bigger.