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Mar 2024 Updates

Breaking Barriers, Shaping Narratives

On International Women’s Day, The Archewell Foundation co-hosted a keynote panel “Breaking Barriers, Shaping Narratives: How Women Lead On and Off the Screen” at South By Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas.

Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, and Co-founder of The Archewell Foundation, spoke at the festival’s keynote panel alongside fellow female visionary leaders Katie Couric, Brooke Shields, and Nancy Wang Yuen in a conversation moderated by The 19th’s Errin Haines. 

The panelists discussed the ongoing effect of media and its role in shaping how women are perceived. The group also highlighted the importance of community and its role in fostering a sense of belonging and empowerment among women. 

“The key thing that I think needs to be focused on in terms of equity is that it’s not a zero-sum game. Just because someone else has the same advantage that you do, doesn’t mean that you’re losing anything.” – Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex

The conversation concluded with panelists sharing their thoughts on building a more inclusive society and their hope for the future of media.



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