To mark International Women’s Day yesterday, Kate spoke with Jasmine Harrison to congratulate her on becoming the youngest woman to row solo across the Atlantic.
The pair discussed how celebrating and elevating awareness of Jasmine’s achievement can work to challenge perceptions around what women are capable of, as well as motivating others to pursue their dream.
Jasmine said: “I would like to change male perspective on females. It’s not about women believing they can do something because we can, we kind of know that already… We do know that deep down, it’s just the external factors that say you can’t. There’s a much bigger picture that is important to change.”
The Duchess replied: “Exactly, well your achievement has made massive progress in helping to change that perception…so if nothing else, it’s give a huge door opener to so many other young women with that idea, with determination, with bravery and confidence, so much is really achievable, so a huge well done.”
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