Meghan Markle celebrates her 40th birthday with an appeal to support women reentering the workforce

Meghan Markle celebrates her 40th birthday with an appeal to support women reentering the workforce

She posted a video with actor Melissa McCarthy to announce that she's asking 40 friends to mentor a woman for 40 minutes.
05 Aug, 2021

Britain’s Duchess Meghan celebrated her 40th birthday on Wednesday with a light-hearted video and an appeal for people to mentor women trying to get back into the work force.

Meghan, the wife of Prince Harry, teamed up with “Bridesmaids” actress Melissa McCarthy for the tongue-in-cheek video to launch her “40x40” initiative.

The two joke about marking her milestone birthday by holding a cast reunion of the duchess’s former TV series Suits, getting matching tattoos or partying on yacht.

Meghan, however, announces she is asking 40 friends to mentor a woman for 40 minutes, and encourages others to do the same.

Meghan, formally known as the Duchess of Sussex, said in a message on the couple’s Archewell Foundation website that she sees mentorship as a way to help women regain confidence and rebuild their economic strength.

“For my birthday, I have asked 40 friends, activists, athletes, artists, and world leaders to help kickoff a global effort by contributing 40 minutes of mentorship to support women re-entering the workforce,” she said.

Meghan said millions of women around the world left or lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, and many shouldered the responsibility of child care, caring for relatives and home schooling.

Meghan has made women’s empowerment a key part of her platform before and after she and Harry quit the royal family and moved to California last year to live independently.

Last month she announced she had teamed up with Netflix to produce an animated family series about the adventures of a 12 -year old girl who is inspired by influential women from history.


Shehzad Nawaz Aug 05, 2021 05:05pm
There are more women today in the global workforce than any other single moment in history. And they will continue to be even more active. Please stop the appealing - it only makes us men wonder what your real intentions are!
نعیم ںھائ Aug 05, 2021 05:52pm
RIP royal family
Ibrahim S Aug 05, 2021 07:38pm
@Shehzad Nawaz - is Pakistan part of that global women workforce
noor Aug 05, 2021 08:28pm
My guess is she is tutoring women on how to be a first-class gold digger and social climber, making millions off the royal title, without doing anything, having her cake and eating it too - that tutorial alone should generate billions for her.
Ahsan Gul Aug 05, 2021 08:48pm
Only respect and accolades for Magen for exposing royal family’s prejudice and dishonesty about skin color! Sincerely
tarik Aug 05, 2021 09:23pm
40? She looks like 18!
Ahsan Gul Aug 06, 2021 02:13am
@noor get your mind of subservients attitude! Sincerely
Hakim Afghani Aug 06, 2021 03:36am
Nobody cares! She is American and there is nothing royal about it.
kit kit Aug 06, 2021 05:10am
@tarik She looks 40! Look at her eyes