The Duchess of Sussex is set to receive the Women of Vision Award from feminist icon Gloria Steinem at a lavish ceremony next month.
Meghan Markle, 41, will receive the highest award at the 2023 Women with a Vision Awards for Ms./Mrs. Foundation: Celebrating Generations of Progress and Strength on May 16 for her “global advocacy for the empowerment and advocacy on behalf of women and girls.”
The Duchess’ profile on the Our Lady’s Foundation website states that she is “a feminist, advocate for human rights and gender equality, and a global role model”.
Teresa C. Younger, President and CEO of the Ms. statement.
She added that Meghan, as well as other award winners — including Black Lives Matter co-founder Latusha Brown — are amazing leaders, and we’re grateful that they were able to highlight their many accomplishments and tireless work on behalf of gender. and racial equality across the country and the world.
Meghan Markle, pictured in December, is set to be honored with the Woman of Vision award at the Ms. Foundation’s annual gala next month
The award will be received by feminist icon Gloria Steinem herself. Steinem was photographed here in June
The Women of Vision Awards are designed to “explore the past, present, and future of the Ms. Foundation and feminist movements, while raising funds for the Foundation’s strategic equity-focused initiatives.”
“Each year, the Foundation honors visionary leaders and game-changing grantees and partners who are committed to the Ms. Foundation’s mission to advance the collective power of women and create a safe, just, and equitable future for all,” reads a press release for the event.
She says Markle is being honored for her “lifelong advocacy for women and girls,” which “remains a constant thread that she weaves through both humanitarian and commercial projects.”
The Duchess’ profile on the event page also notes that Markle served as UN Women’s Advocate for Women’s Political Participation and Leadership, a Global Ambassador for Global Vision and a Leading Adviser to One Young World in 2014.
“In 2022, Megan launched Archetype, a record-breaking podcast that explores the signs that try to hold women back,” it continues.
The profile then goes on to say that Markle is a “passionate advocate for family rights, and an investor in dynamic women’s companies.”
Meghan has been cited as one of the most powerful and influential women in the world, topping lists such as TIME’s Most Influential Women, the Financial Times’ 25 Most Influential Women, Diverse Power of Women, and Britain’s Vogue 25. Duchess.
The Lady Foundation notes in a profile about the duchess that she is a “feminist, advocate for human rights and gender equality, and a global role model.”
Also scheduled to be honored at the lavish ceremony is Black Lives Matter co-founder LaTosha Brown. She is pictured here speaking to a crowd in May 2021
Also scheduled to be honored May 15 is Latosha Brown, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Fund and the Black Voters Matter Capacity Building Institute, which is designed to help boost Black voter registration and turnout as well as “increase power in marginalized predominantly Black communities.” “.
The Al Sayeda Foundation described her as “an award-winning thought leader, foundation builder, cultural activist, artist and conductor.
“She is a nationally recognized ‘go-to’ expert on black voting rights and voter suppression, black women’s empowerment and philanthropy,” Brown reports on the site.
“Her voice is the link between the civil rights movement, the Black Power movement, and Black Lives Matter.”
Next month’s Woke AF Daily podcast host Danielle Moody will be hosting the reception, and will be hosting Sweet Honey in the Rock.
DJ Mary Mack will perform at the after-party, which will also feature radio host Angela Yee, of Way Up With Angela Yee and formerly The Breakfast Club.
General tickets for the ceremony cost $1,500, while tables can be reserved for $15,000.