- Meghan Markle spoke at Fortune's Most Powerful Women virtual summit on Tuesday.
- She discussed online misinformation as well as the incessant criticism she's faced, both on and offline.
- The Duchess of Sussex shared a quote by Georgia O’Keefe that she once displayed in her room: "I have already settled it for myself so flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am quite free."
Speaking at Fortune's Most Powerful Women virtual summit Tuesday, Meghan Markle revealed her approach to the constant criticism she faces, sharing a meaningful quote she once displayed in her room. The Duchess of Sussex spoke with Fortune's senior editor Ellen McGirt about the importance of combating online misinformation, as well as the incessant attacks she's faced both on and offline.
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"You’re not the only powerful woman who has had a sitting president take a shot at you, mobs come at you, powerful people and powerful forces try to take you down or try to disparage your message," McGirt said, as People reports. In response, Meghan said she ignores the "noise," focusing instead on following her "own moral compass" and leading a "purpose-driven life."
"There are always going to be naysayers," the Duchess of Sussex said. "But at the end of the day…you know, I used to have a quote up in my room many, many moons ago and it resonates now perhaps more than ever when you see the vitriol and noise that can be out in the world. It’s by Georgia O’Keefe and it’s, 'I have already settled it for myself so flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am quite free.'"
"The moment that you’re able to be liberated from all of these other opinions of what you know to be true, then I think it’s very easy to just live with truth and live with authenticity, and that is how I choose to move through the world," Meghan finished.
Meghan Markle's Most Iconic Fashion Moments
October 22, 2019
Meghan Markle arrives to the One Young World Summit in an Aritzia dress paired with Manolo Blahnik pumps.
September 25, 2019
Meghan and Archie step out for Archie's first royal engagement during the tour in South Africa. She wore a Club Monaco dress and a pair of Jennifer Meyer turquoise earrings.
September 23, 2019
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit District 6 Museum in Cape Town, South Africa. Meghan wore a Veronica Beard blue button-down dress and Castañer espadrilles.
September 12, 2019
The Duchess Of Sussex attends the launch of the Smart Works Capsule Collection, while wearing a Misha Nonoo button-down and wearing butterfly earrings and a cuff that once belonged to Princess Diana.
June 8, 2019
Meghan Markle steps out for her first royal appearance since giving birth. She attends the 2019 Trooping the Colour with Prince Harry in a Givenchy dress and hat by Noelle Stewart.
February 24, 2019
The Duchess Of Sussex wore Dior head to toe and Birks earrings while visiting Morocco.
February 24, 2019
The Duke and Duchess arrive to the "Education For All" boarding house in Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Meghan wore an Alice and Olivia blazer and Birdies slippers.
January 30, 2019
Meghan Markle visits the National Theatre wearing a Brandon Maxwell dress and blazer, a Carolina Herrera clutch, and Aquazzura pumps.
January 10, 2019
The Duchess of Sussex visits Smart Works wearing Kimai earrings.
October 30, 2018
Prince Harry and Meghan visit New Zealand; both are wearing Muck boots.
October 29, 2018
Harry and Meghan visiting New Zealand during their Autumn tour Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. Meghan opted for Adidas Stan Smith sneakers for this occasion.
October 27, 2018
For the Invictus Games Closing ceremony, Meghan wore an Antonio Berardi Tuxedo dress and Aquazzura pumps.
October 26, 2018
Meghan visits Tupou College wearing Adina Reyter earrings.
October 22, 2018
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their royal tour in Australia. The duchess steps out in a Reformation dress with Sarah Flint sandals.
October 21, 2018
Meghan spotted wearing Veja sneakers during day two the Invictus Games in Sydney, Australia.
June 26, 2018
The Duchess and Duke of Sussex with the Queen at the Queen's Young Leaders Awards Ceremony wearing Prada top and skirt and Aquazzura pumps.