On May 16 in New York City, Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, will be presented with the prestigious 2023 Women of Vision Award by Gloria Steinem. The award, granted by the Ms. Foundation for Women, serves to acknowledge women who have made remarkable contributions to the advancement of women’s rights.
Markle has emerged as a vocal advocate for women’s rights, dedicating herself to raising awareness on various issues, including gender equality, paid family leave, and reproductive rights. As a co-founder of the Archewell Foundation, she actively strives to foster a more equitable world.
Gloria Steinem, an iconic feminist and activist, played an instrumental role in co-founding the Ms. Foundation for Women and has consistently championed women’s rights throughout her life. Renowned for her notable works such as “The Feminine Mystique” and “Revolution from Within,” Steinem has left an indelible mark on the feminist movement.
The Women of Vision Award is an annual accolade presented to women who have made significant contributions to the advancement of women’s rights. Past recipients include renowned figures like Hillary Clinton, Malala Yousafzai, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Markle’s selection for this award serves as a well-deserved recognition of her efforts to empower women and girls worldwide. She has become a source of inspiration for many, and through her advocacy, she has effectively shed light on critical issues faced by women.
The award ceremony will take place at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City on May 16. The event will be livestreamed on the Ms. Foundation for Women’s website, allowing a wider audience to partake in this momentous occasion.
In a statement, Steinem expressed her admiration for Markle, stating, “Meghan Markle is an influential voice for women and girls globally. She serves as a role model for countless individuals, and her advocacy has played a significant role in raising awareness about crucial women’s issues. I am deeply honored to present her with the Women of Vision Award.”