The Duchess of Sussex partnered with the Amsterdam-based nonprofit, which works to empower young women and nonbinary students to further their education, be creative, and become the best versions of themselves.
Meghan joined the organization’s first entrepreneurship course as a guest coach to listen to the students’ sustainable business pitches and offer feedback.
She looked chic in a beige blazer, black top, black dress pants, and matching heels. She kept her hair down in loose waves and wore natural makeup and minimal accessories.
“The Duchess’ visit was a brilliant way to celebrate the impact Project Fearless has made over the last three years, introducing the girls to an accessible role model who is making a difference and using her voice,” Project Fearless founder Mérida Miller said.
Meghan has long been an advocate of women’s rights. In 2015, she became a United Nations Women’s Advocate for Women’s Political Participation and Leadership. In 2017, she traveled around India with World Vision to meet girls and women being impacted by the stigmatization of menstrual health. In 2018, she gave a speech about women’s right to education while on a royal tour in Fiji with husband Prince Harry. And in 2019, she wrote empowering messages on bananas to women trying to free themselves of sex work or addiction and spoke on a panel for International Women’s Day at King’s College in London.
In April 2021, the duchess hosted a roundtable discussion with members of Girls Inc. and the National Women’s Law Center that gave young girls a platform to speak about the “breadth of challenges their generation is facing at this moment,” per a statement on Archewell’s website. And this year, to support Women’s History Month, she and Harry offered grants through their Archewell foundation to four leading organizations working to advance gender equity.
Her visit to Project Fearless comes as the nonprofit celebrates its three-year anniversary. “Safe, supportive spaces like Project Fearless allow girls the opportunity to express themselves, build each other up, gain resilience, and tackle new challenges,” she said in a statement.