Others on the panel, which touched upon gender equality and the obstacles women face, included singer Annie Lennox, model Adwoa Aboah and former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
"I think when we talk about gender stereotype shifting - what it means to be masculine, what it means to be feminine - you know I've said for a long time: you can be feminine and feminist", she said.
Amy was always by Meghan’s side during royal engagements
The stunning Duchess has been known to champion women and has made women's empowerment a key part of her campaigning work.
When asked later if she looked at Twitter she replied: "No, sorry no".
"My personal decision is to not to feed into negativity and be more cause-driven, action-based". And I think in terms of masculinity, you understand that your strength includes knowing your vulnerabilities and your sense of self and security.More news: Google's Duplex AI now makes reservations in 43 states
This makes her veep to Prince Harry, who is now president of the QCT, which helps support, fund and connect young leaders around the world who are working to improve their communities.
The duchess's admission that she does not read newspapers means she will not have seen coverage of her first year as a royal, which has been dominated by articles about a supposed spat between herself and the Duchess of Cambridge.More news: Chelsea Manning in custody after refusing to testify on WikiLeaks
Asked how her "bump" was treating her, Meghan told the audience: "very well".
She said she had been watching a "documentary about feminism on Netflix and one of the things they said during pregnancy was "I feel the embryonic kicking of feminism".More news: FDA Approves Fast-Acting Nasal Inhaler Depression Drug