The Brief: We've collected the most empowering and uplifting memes to help celebrate International Women's Day on Friday, March 8th.

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Hello #WCW! This Friday, March 8th, marks International Women’s Day and whether you decide to take to the streets for the celebration or keep things more low-key, the time has come to think about how you’re going to acknowledge the strong, empowered women all around you.

https://twitter.com/artoopio/status/827100536600219648

This year’s campaign theme is #BalanceforBetterthe main idea being that by forging a more gender-balanced world, we can in turn create a better world. As we’re only days away from the global event, we decided to gather some of the best and most inspiring memes from Women’s Day’s past.

Some memes highlight female pop culture icons…

https://twitter.com/thelavcrown/status/971766426624118784

While others feature male figures (because let’s not forget, men can be feminists, too).

Some memes call out the patriarchy…

https://www.instagram.com/p/BgFypJ-nM3L/

https://twitter.com/Hanecdote/status/782349934691581953

While others focus on female empowerment, encouraging women to (sometimes literally) lift each other up. 

https://www.instagram.com/p/BgD7Bb9HSUU/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

https://twitter.com/jameelajamil/status/1103026344978407430

Perhaps some of the most inspiring memes feature hand-written/drawn signs from marches around the world…

https://twitter.com/DharmaMum/status/972100804382543878

https://www.instagram.com/p/BugmtLsBwC4/

And let’s not forget the quotes from and images of some of the most influential women in history.

https://twitter.com/SueinRockville/status/830810741573836800

https://twitter.com/SarkaVrae/status/829507314260594690

Thank you to the women we’ve missed, the women we know, and the ones we will meet. You can find a compiled list of events taking place all over the world on the International Women’s Day website.

Happy International Women’s Day!

“Who run the world? Girls.”
Beyonce