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What Empowerment Means To These Women

Whether you’ve decided to stay home for the women’s strike or arrived at work on the dot to continue hustling like you do every day of the week (and sometimes weekends too, #GirlBoss), today certainly merits you some form of celebration. After all, it’s International Women’s Day, and if one thing’s for sure, it’s that you’re capable of just about anything. So do your part: Volunteer for an organization centered on women’s issues, donate to a cause that supports gender equality or simply call your mom, your sister or even a former professor to thank them for inspiring you and your work. And for a little bit of motivation, we spoke with some leading ladies in their industries who share just what it is that empowers them on this landmark day. Read on and spread their words.

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