• Meghan Markle is set to join Michelle Obama at the 2020 Girl Up Leadership Summit. (AFP)Source: AFP
The three-day event, which was launched by the United Nations Foundation in 2010, will move online this year for the first time in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
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SBS staff writers

9 Jul 2020 - 11:10 AM  UPDATED 9 Jul 2020 - 11:10 AM

Meghan Markle is continuing to forge her own path forward, signing on to speak alongside the likes of Michelle Obama at this year's virtual Girl Up Leadership Summit, which aims to inspire and empower young women around the world.

The three-day event, which was launched by the United Nations Foundation in 2010, will move online this year for the first time in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic - but that hasn't stopped the event from securing a powerful lineup of women to speak and deliver presentations, including Jameela Jamil, Monique Coleman, Storm Reid, and Priyanka Chopra Jonas.

According to the event's website, the Girl Up Leadership Summit aims to achieve progress towards gender equality worldwide, providing girls from all backgrounds with the resources to start a movement for social change.

A tweet from the official Girl Up campaign twitter account read: "The present is female! But don’t take our word for it. Hear Meghan Markle, The Duchess of Sussex’s advice for global girls leaders when she takes the stage at our @GirlUp Leadership Summit, happening virtually July 13-15!"

This isn't the first time Markle and Michelle Obama have joined forces, having previously collaborated on Markle's guest-edited edition of British Vogue last September, in which she interviewed the former U.S. First Lady.

You can find out more information about the Girl Up event here.

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