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Meghan Markle’s Powerful Words on the Power of Girls and Women

Meghan Markle’s Wisest Words on the Power of Girls and Women

“You draw your own box. You introduce yourself as who you are … You create the identity you want for yourself.” —”I’m More Than an Other” essay for ELLE UK

“You are complete with or without a partner. You are enough just as you are.” —The Tig, her former lifestyle website

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“You can be a woman who wants to look good and still stand up for the equality of women.” —Create & Cultivate 2016 conference keynote speech

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“We just need to be kinder to ourselves. If we treated ourselves the way we treated our best friend, can you imagine how much better off we would be?” —BT TV interview in 2015 Mark Large –

“There’s nothing threatening about a woman coming up to the same level, it’s our safety in numbers. Men are part of the conversation … my husband certainly is!” —International Women’s Day 2019

“I look at our son and what a beautiful example that he gets to grow up with a father who is so comfortable owning [feminism] as part of his own self-identification. That there’s no shame in being someone who advocates for fundamental human rights for everyone, which of course includes women.” —In conversation with Gloria Steinem in 2020

“On one personal note, may I just say that while I am here with my husband as a member of the royal family, I want you to know that for me, I am here as a mother, as a wife, as a woman, as a woman of color and as your sister. I am here with you, and I am here for you.” —Visiting the Nyanga Township in Cape Town, South Africa, in 2019

“It’s not just about girls going to school and becoming smart girls — it’s knowing that those smart girls become influential women, and that ends up changing the world for the better.” —International Women’s Day 2019

Women Helping Build Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s TV and Film Empire
Archewell Productions and Archewell Audio continue to grow after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex hire new staff with impressive resumes.


Women Helping Build Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s TV and Film Empire
Archewell Productions and Archewell Audio continue to grow after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex hire new staff with impressive resumes.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex may still be enjoying well-earned parental leave after the June 4 arrival of their daughter, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, but behind the scenes of their Archewell businesses is a hive of activity that continues to grow.

A spokesperson for the couple confirms to that Archewell Productions has hired a new lead to head their scripted television productions and work closely with Netflix, with which Harry and Meghan are in a multiyear partnership.


Nishika Kumble joins the division after service as vice president of development and production at Rashida Jones and Will McCormack’s Le Train Productions, where she oversaw projects including AMC’s Kevin Can F**k Himself. Prior to the senior role, Kumble—who is based in California—also produced multiple seasons of FX’s popular shows Fargo and Legion.

Kumble joins a slew of recent creative hires at the Sussexes’ two creative companies, including Chanel Pysnik, who is Archewell Productions’ head of unscripted, officially leading all nonfiction series and film productions. The Princeton graduate was hired from Disney+, where she helped launch the streaming platform internationally and oversee unscripted series and films in overseas markets in her role as director of international content.

Pysnik’s arrival will no doubt bolster Harry and Meghan’s efforts in the unscripted space given her six years leading development for original series at CNN and HLN, including Lincoln: Divided We Stand, American Dynasties: The Kennedys, and The Story of Late Night.


With the first project from the Sussexes’ Spotify creative partnership on the horizon, their Archewell Audio division also continues to expand. On July 2, a spokesperson announced award-winning podcast producer Rebecca Sananes as their head of audio. Sananes, who worked as lead producer of New York Magazine’s Pivot podcast and has more than 10 years of experience in nonfiction storytelling, “will bring powerful stories to life and build community through shared experiences and universal values,” a rep told BAZAAR at the time.


The three latest recruits also join spring hire and former business analyst at Sony Pictures Entertainment Bennett Levine, who took on the role of coordinator at Archewell Productions. All staff in both audio and production divisions report to Archewell Productions’ head of content, Ben Browning, a veteran Hollywood film producer and Oscar nominee.

Archewell Productions was founded by the Sussexes in 2020 to “produce programming that uplifts and entertains audiences around the world by embracing our shared humanity and building community through similar experiences, powerful narratives, and universal values.” Two projects from the couple’s Netflix deal have already been announced: Heart of Invictus, a docuseries executive-produced by Harry that follows the journey of Invictus Games competitors, and Pearl (working title), a female-led animated series executive-produced by Meghan.

Meghan Markle 40X40 initiative is a BLOCKBUSTERS.

From archewell;

Last week, in honor of her birthday, Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex asked you to join her in donating 40 minutes of mentorship or service to a woman rejoining the workforce or another cause you care about. Not only did you hear this call to action, you took it into your own hands, creating a global movement of compassion and impact. Thank you to the friends who led the charge, and to all of you who joined to see it through.

Let’s keep sharing our stories and the time we give to others. Let’s keep helping women rebuild economic strength, and inspiring those around us to create a ripple effect of service. We can think of no better gift.

What we heard from you:
You’re passionate about mentoring women; determined to help them return to the workforce; and ready to creatively give your time.

You’re offering mentorship in a number of fields including:
Law · Hospitality · Nursing · STEM · Journalism · Academia · Consumer Packaged Goods · Aerospace · Media · Cosmetology · Public Sector · Medicine · Music Industry · Entertainment · Social Impact · Mental Health · Architecture · Communications · Programming · Yoga Instruction · Tourism · Accounting · Human Resources

Resume polishing · Childcare for mothers looking for jobs · Resources for children’s mental health · Life coaching · Donating gas to women delivering groceries · Real estate consulting · Pre-interview hair and makeup · Graphic design for business cards and resumes · Consultation for mothers of children with an Individualized Education Plan · Mentorship to military spouses · Making clothes for girls who need them · Public speaking consultations · Raking leaves for elderly neighbors · Tutoring children in math · Supporting victims of domestic abuse · Donating books · Helping women create business plans

You’re taking action from countries including:
Kenya · Anguilla · U.S. · Australia · Germany · U.K. · Canada · South Africa · Sweden · France · Nigeria · Uganda · Netherlands · Argentina · Philippines · Colombia · Portugal · Kenya · India · Spain · Mexico · Switzerland · Cameroon · Greece · Malaysia · Barbados

Let’s keep it going:
Let’s continue motivating each other. Keep posting about opportunities in your networks; keep reaching out and asking for help if you need it; keep thinking of ways you can support someone working towards a goal. If we lean on each other, we can help get women back to work in our communities and across the world.

Looking for ideas for committing 40 minutes of mentorship or service? Join the work we’re doing

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