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Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, have just made a major new hire at their charitable foundation.
The royals have tapped Ashley Momtaheni to lead as Archewell's new executive vice president of global communications, a spokesperson for Archewell confirmed to BAZAAR.com. In her new role, which she will start on May 30, Momtaheni will oversee all communications efforts for the organization's various divisions.
Momtaheni comes from Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, where she currently serves as the vice president of global communications and media relations. Prior to that, Momtaheni served as the director of corporate communications at United Talent Agency and as the head of communications at Annapurna Pictures. At UTA, Momtaheni worked to led the company's internal and external communications strategies and worked to heighten the profile of the agency. Meanwhile, at Annapurna, she handled press for their film, interactive, television and theatre divisions.
Momtaheni got her start at Warner Bros. and also previously served as a producer for ABC’s Good Morning America.
Harry and Meghan founded Archewell in 2020, and the foundation has since expanded to include Archewell Audio and Archewell Productions.
Duchess Meghan is in the process of launching her first podcast through Archewell, called Archetypes, as part of the foundation's multiyear podcast partnership with Spotify. Archetypes, which officially launches this summer, will explore how labels impact women through "uncensored conversations" with historians, experts, and women "who know all too well" about the negative effect of typecasts.
"This is how we talk about women: the words that raise our girls and how the media reflects women back to us … but where do these stereotypes come from? And how do they keep showing up and defining our lives?" Meghan says in a teaser released by Spotify. "This is Archetypes, the podcast where we dissect, explore, and subvert the labels that try to hold women back. I'll have conversations with women who know all too well how these typecasts shape our narratives. And I'll talk to historians to understand how we even got here in the first place."
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