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  • 14 Apr, 2024

SXSW Announces Meghan the Duchess of Sussex, Katie Couric, Brooke Shields to Lead Keynote on Women in Media

SXSW Announces Meghan the Duchess of Sussex, Katie Couric, Brooke Shields to Lead Keynote on Women in Media

SXSW Announces Meghan the Duchess of Sussex, Katie Couric, Brooke Shields to Lead Keynote on Women in Media

Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex is coming to SXSW.

The author and co-founder of the Archewell foundation and Archewell Productions will participate in the opening day keynote “Breaking Barriers, Shaping Narratives: How Women Lead On and Off the Screen,” along with journalist Katie Couric, actor Brooke Shields and diversity equity and inclusion consultant at Peoplism, Nancy Wang Yuen. Errin Haines, host of The Amendment podcast and editor-at-large for The 19th News, will moderate.

The discussion, which also takes place on International Women’s Day, will focus on how the ubiquitous nature of social media is “creating an often dangerous environment which has led to serious mental health issues for teenage girls in particular,” according to the festival description.

”Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, Katie Couric, Brooke Shields, Nancy Wang Yuen and Errin Haines are the perfect finishing touch to eight days of remarkable Keynote Speakers,” Hugh Forrest, co-president and chief programming officer of SXSW, said in a statement. “We are so honored to host this distinguished group on International Women’s Day for a significant discussion on the importance of representation in media and entertainment.”

Via: Variety 

https://variety.com/2024/biz/news/sxsw-meghan-markle-katie-couric-brooke-shields-1235929347/