A young woman who got a boost under employment has helped her from one of Meghan's main charity Markle by some how the duchess surprised her at a special photo shoot.
Kate-Lily of Grast-Johnson, who lives and works in London, got a job after the Smart Works charity helped her through the interview and job search process.
And then she was shocked: She was asked to be one of the models for the new clothes collection launched by Meghan's mother, Thursday, 37.
“I was surprised. But there is a surprise at Smart Works! She said Thursday after asking her how he was meeting Meghan at the photographic session.
“She said she was joking and I was, Oh, my gosh! '' Grast-Johnson says. “She was styling us. She was welcoming us. She was relaxed. It was amazing. She was amazing all day. ”
On Thursday, following a panel discussion about the project at a corrugated garden with a sun at John Lewis' shop in Oxford Street, Meghan spoke to some of the women who have been supported by the charity. “She was talking about a community,” says Grast-Johnson. “Smart Works is always a community – it brought us together. We even have a small group of Whatsapp. The women are always in touch. ”
“She spoke to us to be together and to be together. More women must be so. Since Smart Works does this and gives you support and empowers you. . . I had a negative experience as a woman, and you are kind at the back. And then you will come to Smart Works and they are sincere from the start and they are there for you and you have experience that serves you. ”
About her modeling job, “This charity helps to achieve dreams,” she says. “This is what dreams happen. I liked it. And now I have the clothes to go home with me! ”
Dionne Johnson, a successful co-practitioner, from Hackney, London, is now a Housing Assistant for a housing association. She first met Queen Sussex when she visited Smart Works in January when Meghan became a royal patron.
“Meghan is about empowering women, so that she becomes part of smart works, she raises the profile,” says Johnson. “Since I met Meghan, my friends never heard of my charity but they heard it now.” T
She said, “Meghan was saying when she came to Smart Works and that there are lots of different clothes, it's hard to make her style. So these classics are in your perfect wardrobe. ”
Smart Works, which helps women find employment with coaching tips and professional interviews, helped Johnson when she needed it. “I knew it was wrong with my interview process, it wasn't right,” she says. “When I went to Smart Works, when I walked into the building I was very welcome.
“Then we had the dressing, so they put me in something that wouldn't normally be treated. So I put me well. Then I spoke to the HR consultant and I was able to ask questions that I couldn't ask anyone else. So I went to work and I felt I had power: shoulders back, lean up. And I got the job. ”