As Hillary Clinton backs the concept, Meghan Markle receives an outpouring of support for her new enterprise.
MEGHAN Markle’s 40×40 initiative, which was launched yesterday, has gathered a lot of support since its inception, and Hillary Clinton is the latest to join.
To commemorate the Duchess of Sussex’s 40th birthday, the 40×40 initiative was created, which urges people to volunteer 40 minutes of their time to help and mentor others. “I believe mentorship is one approach to help women restore confidence and rebuild their economic strength, and for my birthday, I have asked 40 friends, activists, athletes, artists, and world leaders to help start off a global effort,” Meghan stated of the initiative.
“With this time, I hope they each assist someone develop in her career on her own terms, and I hope they motivate countless others to offer 40 minutes of their time as well.”
Mrs Clinton posted a photo of the Duchess on Instagram, wishing her a happy birthday and encouraging others to donate 40 minutes to the cause.
Meghan chats with Hollywood actress Melissa McCarthy in a video released yesterday, and she is the newest member to the 12 activists, artists, and international leaders highlighted during the video.
Melissa, along with feminist journalist Gloria Steinem, poet Amanda Gorman, artist Adele, and fashion designer Stella McCartney, is one of many who are helping Meghan announce the project.
Others flocked to social media to show their support, with posts from organisations like Smart Works, YMCA USA, and Tessy Ojo CBE, who mentors young people through the Diana Award, showing their support.
Tessy posted a video explaining how the pandemic has affected people, particularly the most vulnerable communities, and said, “Together, we can contribute to a global wave of compassion and positive change.” Edward Enninful, the editor-in-chief of British Vogue, also posted the 40×40 logo on his Instagram account yesterday afternoon, implying that he may be one of the 40 on Meghan’s list, and actresses include:
Katie Couric, who is also the founder of the cancer organization Stand Up to Cancer, said she was “thrilled” to devote 40 minutes to Meghan.
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