Each year, on March 8th, we celebrate International Women's Day . It's globally recognized as a day to celebrate women's achievements (you know, besides the whole "birthing everyone" thing), raise awareness about women's equality and rally for change because we're not yet where we need to be. All over the world, women are still fighting for equal pay, access to education, reproductive rights, and to simply live in a safe environment.
This year's International Women's Day theme is #ChoosetoChallenge , calling on us to examine and think critically about our own thoughts and actions. What can each of us do to celebrate the work of women and promote gender equality everyday, no matter what the calendar says?
One thing I can do? Share with you some of the incredible women-owned businesses that make helping, educating and supporting women part of their mission. As a surprise to no one, women are out here doing a bang-up job taking care of other women through building businesses of integrity that truly help to shape the future into one we can be proud of.
As my favorite long-hair swinging, outrageous costume-wearing, singularly named ageless icon Cher so wisely said, "Women are the real architects of society."
Here are some of the most thoughtful and inspiring women-owned businesses to support this March (and every other month of the year!)
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