The Girl Up Global Leadership Summit, a collective aimed at inspiring a generation of girls to be a force for gender equality and social change, will be held from July 13-15. Many famous and highly influential personalities were revealed to be attending this year’s virtual summit.
The latest reports show that the famous Bollywood and Hollywood actor Priyanka Chopra will also be part of the summit. She will take part in a special question-and-answer session, while Michelle will give a special message to those who are attending the virtual event.
The actor took to her Twitter on Thursday to announce the same.
Also on the list of speakers are former First Lady Michelle Obama and Priyanka’s friend, Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle. 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, and actor Jameela Jamil are on the panel as well.
Priyanka is one of Meghan’s closest friends and also attended the Duchess’s wedding to Prince Harry in 2018 in England. Meghan has interviewed Michelle for the issue of British Vogue she guest-edited.
“The present is female! But don’t take our word for it,” a tweet announcing Meghan’s appearance read on July 7. “Hear Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex’s advice for global girls leaders when she takes the stage at the 2020 GirlUp Leadership Summit, happening virtually July 13-15!”
Meghan has worked with Michelle before. Last year, the Duchess of Sussex interviewed the former First Lady for the issue of British Vogue she guest-edited.
Last month, it was also revealed that Meghan and Harry had signed with the Harry Walker Agency to handle their speaking engagements. The firm’s clients also include Michelle and Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Oprah Winfrey.
Priyanka’s fans are excited to see her at the summit. “I’m so proud, can’t wait, already registered,” commented one.”You’re such an inspiration for young girls to look up to. You use your voice for good and always stand up for what’s right we need more people like you, I love you,” wrote another.
If you’re interested in attending the summit, you can register through Girl Up’s website. The organization runs 3,500 clubs worldwide and has worked with more than 65,000 girls to promote gender equality.