Philanthropy has come from women involved in an array of professional pursuits, including business, politics, social services and entertainment. With Melinda Gates spearheading multi-billion dollar health and education efforts, Audrey Hepburn serving as a UNICEF ambassador and Oprah Winfrey opening a school for girls in South Africa, these visionaries and their peers remind us of our connection to each other and the importance of caring.
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Megan Markle’s guest Oprah Winfrey switched her dress the night before the royal wedding as beige would be “too ‘white’ for a wedding,” she posted on Instagram. Stella McCartney’s team, who also dressed Markle, worked overnight to prepare a pretty pink alternative.
Queen Elizabeth approved of at least one of Princess Margaret’s affairs, claims a new documentary, ‘Elizabeth: Our Queen.’ A friend of the princess says the Queen told her that her sister’s 8-year relationship with landscape gardener Roddy Llewellyn had been good for her.
In the 10th edition of their annual letter, Melinda and Bill Gates took on President Trump’s “America First worldview,” with Melinda writing: “I wish our president would treat people, and especially women, with more respect when he speaks and tweets.”
Reese Witherspoon is in talks to star as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde 3, according to ‘Deadline,’ which will feature most of the original creative team. It’s been 17 years since the original film; the plot is under wraps but is said to be in the same style with focus on female empowerment.
Former First Lady Laura Bush described a policy splitting up families who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexican border as cruel, immoral and heart breaking in the Washington Post. A spokesperson for Melania Trump said she "hates to see children separated from their families."