Meghan Markle Is Helping Unemployed Women Nail Job Interviews

Meghan Markle helps unemployed women land job interviews

She encourages them with the confidence they need to find work.

Meghan Markle begins the new year by immersing herself directly in humanitarian work.

The Duchess of Sussex paid another visit to the Smart Works charity in London on Thursday to encourage vulnerable and unemployed women to re-enter the workforce, Harper’s Bazaar reports.

Smart Works offers women free work clothes and career coaching. During her appearance, Markle helped Patsy Wardally, a 56-year-old woman looking for a new job, pick out potential interview attire.

Meghan Markle helps unemployed women land job interviews

“It’s not just about giving your clothes away and seeing where they land. It’s part of each other’s successes as women,” said Markle.

British women are more likely to be unemployed than men, according to statistics released in 2018, but female unemployment is widespread. Women are more likely to live in poverty than men, with 122 women aged 25 to 34 living in poor households for every 100 men of the same age group.

Employment rates have a lot to do with disparity. The global labor force participation rate is 48.5% for women, 26.5 points lower than the rate for men. When women are unemployed, they are more likely to find themselves stuck in a cycle of poor quality jobs in vulnerable conditions, according to the International Labor Organization.

Traditional gender roles, work-family balance, lack of transportation, and lack of affordable childcare are all attributable to female unemployment, making it extremely difficult for them to achieve financial stability and independence.

“As a global activist for women and their rights around the world, the Duchess will highlight Smart Works, enabling more women to come to our centers and get the work that will transform their lives,” said Kate Stephens, CEO of Smart Works.

Markle has her work cut out for her in 2019. Her involvement with Smart Works is just one of four sponsorships she announced on Thursday. The girls’ education advocate will also work with the Association of Commonwealth Universities, which offers scholarships and other learning opportunities, according to HuffPost. She will also be making appearances at the National Theater and the Mayhew Animal Home soon.

Meghan Markle helps unemployed women land job interviews

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