Markle was in class when she was shown a commercial and asked to give her opinions on it. It was a very famous ad that we have all seen for Ivory dish soap. She noticed that it said "women all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans," but she didn't understand why it was being targeted at women.
She said that "it's always mom does this, and mom does that." She realized at only 11-years-old that ads were being unfair and sexist. She took it upon herself to write a letter to the president of Proctor & Gamble, asking them to change the sentence to "people all over America." Shockingly enough, they listened.
The company issued a new commercial, and her real world changes helped her get on the show Nick News. Markle got to meet the host, Linda Ellerby, who said that, "it was absolutely clear that this young woman was strong in her beliefs. It didn't matter that she was 11-years-old, she believed in women, she believed in her own power, and she wasn't afraid to reach out and say 'I want my power' or 'I want my rights.'"
Markle has continued her fight for women's equality, which she plans on continuing once she joins the royal family next year.