Meghan Markle helps girls with business pitches as guest coach for entrepreneur session

Meghan Markle took on the role of guest coach for an entrepreneurship course for girls.

Meghan visited the Project Fearless initiative in Amsterdam in April while in the Netherlands for the Invictus Games.

Photos shared by the Dutch nonprofit on Monday showed Meghan hugging a delighted young contestant and also cheering with her hand in the air in a team photo with the teens.

Meghan hugging one of the participants (Chris Allerton/Archewell/PA)

In another image, the Duchess of Sussex sits cross-legged in a discussion circle and stands in front of a whiteboard.

The Duchess said, in a statement issued by Archewell: “Safe and supportive spaces like Project Fearless give girls the opportunity to express themselves, strengthen each other, gain resilience and face new challenges.”

Meghan visiting the Fearless Project (Chris Allerton/Archewell/PA)

Project Fearless aims to give non-binary girls and young women ages 9-14 the tools to succeed through after-school courses, including but not limited to climate science, skateboarding, kick-boxing, and entrepreneurship.

He announced the Duchess’s visit to commemorate her third birthday.

It described how former actress Meghan helped students with their business pitches and “enthusiastically” took part in a group exercise on coping with fears.

A photo of the team during Meghan’s shoot (Chris Allerton/Archewell/PA)

“Earlier this year, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex joined our first entrepreneurship course as a guest trainer,” she said.

“During her visit, she gave the girls inspiring and encouraging feedback on their sustainable business case, and enthusiastically joined a group exercise on facing fears.”

The Duchess chatting with some of the teenagers taking part (Chris Allerton/Archewell/PA)

Merida Miller, Founder of Project Fearless, said: “The Duchess’s visit was a brilliant way to celebrate the impact Project Fearless has had over the past three years, introducing girls to an accessible role model who is making a difference and using your voice.

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