To celebrate International Women’s Day, female celebrities and public figures — from Lady Gaga to Hillary Clinton — honored fellow women across the globe who’ve influenced them and changed their lives.
Under trending hashtags such as #IWD2019, #InternationalWomen’sDay and #SheInspiresMe, they paid tribute Friday to their heroes, while others highlighted significant strides for gender equality. And others voiced that there’s more work to be done.
Here’s a taste of their celebratory posts:
.@momgerm! I celebrate and honor her for #InternationalWomensDay (and every day) for helping me lead @BTWFoundation to create a movement to increase awareness around mental wellness and decrease stigma through programs like #teenMHFA 💝 Who do YOU celebrate? #SheInspiresMe https://t.co/BstS49NVCS— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) March 8, 2019
Thank you for your friendship @TaranaBurke.— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) March 8, 2019
I’m tagging my work wife @jessicaalba. #SheInspiresMe bc she is unapologetically clear about her dreams & doesn’t compromise her worth. Her work ethic is unmatched & she is as determined as a mother & wife as she is a businesswoman. https://t.co/Svf7KCYIv1
we made this for the dwt and you’ve been asking for it since 🖤 happy international women’s day every day to women of every color, shape, size, sexuality, age, religion, trans, cis, and all who identify ! u are everything and i’m proud of u everyday. female by @HANNAHLUXDAVIS 🌫 pic.twitter.com/pQkNiPSU3d— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) March 8, 2019
Celebrating #internationalwomensday by paying tribute to all the women who have helped pave the way toward equality. Both Emmeline Pankhurst & Susan B Anthony come to mind as women who helped change society as we know it by leading the charge on the right to vote. pic.twitter.com/OZgn7AuqNZ— tori amos (@toriamos) March 8, 2019
We made great strides in 2018, with an unprecedented number of women running for office, and over 100 women sworn in to the 116th Congress. But we still have a long way to go; the U.S. ranks 75th out of 193 countries in terms of women’s representation in government. #IWD2019— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) March 8, 2019