Wisdom//

Meghan Markle and Michelle Obama Reportedly Had a “Power Meeting.” Here’s Why That’s Important.

Plus, what we can learn from Michelle Obama’s inspirational advice.

Meghan Markle and Michelle Obama ― two people who are widely lauded for their candor and vocal support of women ― met in London on Monday night, according to the Evening Standard.

The “power meeting” took place after a book tour event where Obama was promoting her buzzy memoir, Becoming, which Kensington Palace confirms Markle attended as a private citizen. This Markle/Obama summit is gaining tons of attention online — a testament to the influence the two have, both individually and as a pair, on our culture. Fans are dying to know the intimate details of their conversation because they’re hungry for the practical guidance that these two trailblazers are known to shed.

Here’s what we do know about their conversation, from an anonymous source who spoke with the Standard: “They spoke at length about the importance of supporting and empowering women across all cultures and communities.They also talked about shared experiences of pregnancy and raising children, plus shared causes including girls’ education.”

This isn’t the first time that Obama has offered advice to Markle. “The pressure you feel ― from yourself and from others ― can sometimes feel like a lot. So my biggest piece of advice [for her] would be to take some time and don’t be in a hurry to do anything,” Obama told Good Housekeeping after a reporter asked what she would tell the Duchess.  Taking the time to ease into new responsibilities, and managing new stressors and pressure — that’s valuable advice we can all use.

Follow us here and subscribe here for all the latest news on how you can keep Thriving.Stay up to date or catch-up on all our podcasts with Arianna Huffington here.

The Thrive Global Community welcomes voices from many spheres. We publish pieces written by outside contributors with a wide range of opinions, which don’t necessarily reflect our own. Learn more or join us as a community member!
Share your comments below. Please read our commenting guidelines before posting. If you have a concern about a comment, report it here.

You might also like...

First Lady Michelle Obama hugs former President George W Bush at the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington DC, September 24, 2016. On stage with them are Congressman John Lewis, former First Lady Laura Bush, and President Barack Obama. (Photo by David Hume Kennerly via Bank of America/Getty Images)
Wisdom//

Three Times Michelle Obama and George W. Bush Proved Friendship Can Cross Party Lines

by Business Insider
Well-Being//

Meghan Markle Is Reportedly Happy to Be Off Social Media — Here’s Why

by Nora Battelle
BEN STANSALL / Contributor / Getty Images
Wisdom//

6 Powerful People on How They Manage Their Impostor Syndrome

by Jane Burnett

Sign up for the Thrive Global newsletter

Will be used in accordance with our privacy policy.

Thrive Global
People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.

- MARCUS AURELIUS

We use cookies on our site to give you the best experience possible. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to this use. For more information on how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy.