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The Duchess of Sussex is set to receive a Women of Vision award from feminist icon Gloria Steinem at a luxurious gala next month.

Meghan Markle, 41, will receive the highest award at the Ms. Foundation’s 2023 Women of Vision Awards: Celebrating Generations of Progress and Power on May 16 for her ‘global advocacy to empower and advocate on behalf of women and girls.’

A profile of the Duchess on the Ms. Foundation’s website notes that she is a ‘feminist, champion of human rights and gender equity and global role model.’

‘We are thrilled to announce this year’s honorees for the Women of Vision Awards and to celebrate 50 years of progress and power,’ Teresa C. Younger, the president and CEO of the Ms. Foundation, said in a statement.

She added that Meghan, as well as the other award winners — including Black Lives Matter co-founder LaTosha Brown — ‘are incredible leaders, and we are grateful to b able to shine a light on their many accomplishments and tireless work on behalf of gender and racial equity across the country and the world.’  

Meghan Markle, pictured in December, is set to be honored with a Women of Vision award at the Ms. Foundation's annual gala next month

Meghan Markle, pictured in December, is set to be honored with a Women of Vision award at the Ms. Foundation’s annual gala next month

She will receive the award from feminist icon Gloria Steinem herself. Steinem is pictured here in June

She will receive the award from feminist icon Gloria Steinem herself. Steinem is pictured here in June

 The Women of Vision Awards gala is designed to ‘explore the past, present and future of the Ms. Foundation and feminist movements, while raising funds for the organization’s strategic, equity-centered initiatives.’

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‘Each year, the foundation honors visionary leaders and game-changing grantee partners committed to the Ms. Foundation’s mission of advancing women’s collective power and creating safe, just and equitable futures for all,’ a press release for the event says.

It says Markle is being honored for her ‘lifelong advocacy for women and girls,’ which ‘remains a constant thread she weaves through both humanitarian and business ventures.’ 

The Duchess’ profile on the event page also notes that Markle ‘has served as UN Women’s Advocate for Women’s Political Participation and Leadership, a World Vision Global Ambassador and a Leading Counsellor to One Young World in 2014. 

‘In 2022, Meghan launched Archetypes, a record-breaking podcast exploring the labels that try to hold women back,’ it continues.

The profile then goes on to say that Markle is a ‘passionate advocate for family rights, and an investor in dynamic female-founded companies.

‘Meghan is noted as one of the most powerful and influential women in the world, topping lists such as TIME Magazine’s Most Influential People, The Financial Times’ 25 Most Influential Women, Variety Power of of Women and British Vogue’s Vogue 25,’ the profile of the Duchess concludes. 

The Ms. Foundation notes in a profile of the Duchess that she is a 'feminist, champion of human rights and gender equity and global role model'

The Ms. Foundation notes in a profile of the Duchess that she is a ‘feminist, champion of human rights and gender equity and global role model’

Also set to be honored at the swanky gala is Black Lives Matter co-founder LaTosha Brown. She is pictured here speaking to a crowd in May 2021

Also set to be honored at the swanky gala is Black Lives Matter co-founder LaTosha Brown. She is pictured here speaking to a crowd in May 2021

 Also set to be honored on May 15 is LaTosha Brown, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter Fund and Black Voters Matter Capacity Building Institute, designed to help boost black voter registration and turnout as well as ‘increase power in marginalized, predominantly black communities.’

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The Ms. Foundation touted her as an ‘award-winning visionary thought leader, institution builder, cultural activist and artist and connector.

‘She is a nationally recognized, “go-to” expert in black voting rights and voter suppression, Black Women’s Empowerment and philanthropy,’ Brown’s profile on the website reads. 

‘Her voice is the nexus between the Civil Rights Movement, the Black Power Movement and Black Lives Matter.’ 

The reception next month will be hosted by Danielle Moodie, host of the Woke AF Daily podcast, and will feature a performance by Sweet Honey in the Rock.

DJ Mary Mac will perform at the after-party, which will also feature radio host Angela Ye, of Way Up With Angela Yee and previously The Breakfast Club.

General tickets for the gala cost a whopping $1,500, while tables could be reserved for $15,000. 

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