Another year, another day to commemorate how far the women of our generation have come (yay!)
International Women’s Day falls on 8th March, and whilst we all put it in the diary as a day to congratulate ourselves, we thought this was a perfect opportunity to sneak a peak at the female achievements and women changing the landscape for our generation TODAY.
1) #MeToo Campaign
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you would have heard about the #MeToo movement that landslid across Hollywood and all things entertainment last year. Encounters of sexual harassment and assault in the workplace came to light, after being front manned by Tarana Burke using the hashtag ‘#MeToo’ - This hashtag then went on to be used 4.7 MILLION times, and helped hundreds of women speak about their experiences in the workplace. This helped raise awareness for sexual advancements in the workplace, and has fueled fires for several other female empowerment movements. YAAAS to being 1 step closer to gender equality in the workplace.
2) ARIANNA GRANDE
Arianna is the woman of the moment - After coming through from some seriously tragic stuff in her work and personal life (the Manchester attack, and the death of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller to name a couple) she is now slaying. Her latest 3 singles became the UK Top 3 (she was the first female to ever do this - and the first person since The Beatles !) and her new tunes are nothing but BOPS. Also, ‘Thank you, Next’ is still our quote of the year.
3) FEMALES MAKING WORLDWIDE MOVES
Women in Saudi Arabia were allowed to attend football matches and drive for the first time last year. British women were recently named the biggest drinkers in the world. Sorry, but - Pass that Pornstar martini?
4) LADY GAGA
A far cry from the Gaga of the ‘monster’ in a Meat Dress days we remember, last week this Italian honey became the first woman, and PERSON in history to win an Oscar, a Grammy, a BAFTA and a Golden Globe in one year. You slay Gaga
5) MEGHAN MARKLE
Our favorite royal, Meghan Markle is famously an outspoken Feminist and Activist. This International Women’s Day, she is holding a panel along side other Female Bosses to discuss issues affecting Women today, including education, gender equality and obstacles effecting female empowerment. This Duchess is making moves for Women everywhere - and we <3 her for it.