The Best Celebrity Posts from International Women's Day 2019
While we certainly don't need a specific reason to celebrate the accomplishments of women, March 8 is annually designated as International Women's Day, which makes it the perfect occasion to shout out all the women making the world a better place. Some of our favorite celebrities have done just that at events and on social media today, so we rounded up a few of the most uplifting and inspiring messages. Happy International Women's Day, friends! (Photos via Getty Images)
Meghan Markle: The Duchess of Sussex took part in a panel discussion with fellow female leaders and activists Annie Lennox, Adwoa Aboah, Julia Gillard, Angeline Murimirwa, and Chrisann Jarrett. Kensington Palace also announced on Friday that Markle has been appointed Vice President of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust. (Photo via Daniel Leal-Olivas/WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Miley Cyrus: Cyrus took to Instagram to share photos and videos of some of her favorite women — or "bad ass bitches," as she put it — including Ariana Grande, Jane Fonda, Beyoncé, Joan Jett, and Cyndi Lauper. (Photo via Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Victoria Beckham: In honor of International Women's Day, the designer took part in a panel discussion on "women in fashion and what it means to be a woman in a leadership role today." Among those in attendance were her mom Jackie and mother-in-law Sandra, whom she called "two of the most inspiring women I know." (Photo via Dave Benett/Getty Images for Annabel's)
Priyanka Chopra: It's hard to choose just one person or one quote that represents everything you strive and stand for, so Chopra assembled some of her favorite words from the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Rupi Kaur, Maya Angelou, and NASA astronauts Mae Jemison and Kalpana Chawla, for a video that the Quantico star narrated herself. "So much is said through the years. So many women who set the stage for something great to follow. [I'm] sharing with you the words I'm living by this year. The fuel to my fire," she said by way of introduction.
After reciting several quotes, she concluded: "Happy Women's Day. Let's be proud of ourselves, not just today but every day, for everything we do." (Photo via Rich Fury/Getty Images)
Kylie Minogue: "My 12-year-old self is so thankful for having kind, loving, and inspiring women closest to me," Minogue captioned a photo of a T-shirt bearing an image of her as a child. "When I grow up, I want to be like so many of you! Here's to all the girls and ladies on #internationalwomensday" (Photo via Florian Ebener/Getty Images)
Ariana Grande: "Happy 'everyday is International Women's Day,'" Grande captioned a pic with some of the dancers from her upcoming Sweetener world tour. (Photo via Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
Kris Jenner: The famous Kardashian-Jenner momager posted a famous quote followed by a photo of herself with her daughters, whom she called her tribe. "Here's to strong women," Jenner's post read. "May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them." (Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Business of Fashion)
Kate Hudson: The actress posted an adorable video with her 5-month-old daughter, Rani Rose, celebrating the women in their lives. "Today is International Women's Day," Hudson began, as Rani looked up at the camera, smiling. "And we say happy International Women's Day to all the women out there. We celebrate you and all that you do and all that you are. We love you!" We love you, too, Kate and Rani. (Photo via Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Turner)
Hillary Clinton: Clinton took to Twitter to challenge her followers to encourage more women to run for office. "We know that when women run for office, they're elected at the same rate as men," she wrote. "But not as many women run as men — often because people don't ask women to run as often as they ask men. So think of a woman you know who should run for office. Then take a moment today to ask her to do it. With one question, you could start something pretty big." (Photo via Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Michelle Obama: The Becoming author posted a photo of herself with a few young women at an Obama Foundation event last fall. "This beautiful smile belongs to Eliakunda Kaaya," she captioned the pic. "I sat down with her and several of her peers for a conversation on girls' education last fall. Eliakunda comes from a family of nine children in Tanzania. She once said, 'My own brothers would say… that it was a waste of time and waste of investment to…[send] me to school, because a woman is meant to be married.' But Eliakunda never believed that. She became the first person in her family to go to high school — and then the first to go to college. After she graduated she became a @ShesTheFirst Fellow and she launched a project called 'Her Journey to School,' which builds on her own experience by reaching out to parents about the importance of sending their daughters to school. Eliakunda's story shows us the power of education — and the promise inside every single girl around the world." (Photo via Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Glamour)
Gisele Bundchen: "Happy women's day!" the supermodel captioned a sweet, sunset photo of her and her family in a group hug. "I feel so blessed that I got to grow up surrounded by six incredible women: my mom, and my five sisters. We are all so different, but we complement one another, and we help each other grow! As women we are naturally empathetic, loving, and caring. We nurture life! Today and every day, I celebrate all women. Let's support and lift each other up! We are stronger when we are together." (Photo via Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Emma Watson: "Whether you're marching, dancing, rising, resisting, protesting, striking, uniting, or celebrating, wishing you all a wonderful #internationalwomensday," the outspoken feminist captioned a photo of herself.
In a separate post, she also spoke about the importance of funding for rape crisis centers, noting the "increased demand for support services as more people are emboldened to name what happened to them" in the wake of the #MeToo movement. (Photo via Mike Coppola/Getty Images for People.com)
Alexa Chung: The British media fixture had some powerful advice for her followers. "Spill over the edges of how they expect/prefer you to behave without apology," she captioned an Instagram post. Amen. (Photo via Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Piaget)
Gemma Chan: The Captain Marvel actress celebrated the women who have fought for where we are now, and vowed to continue to pay it forward for generations to come. She included a poem by Rupi Kaur: "i stand / on the sacrifices / of a million women before me / thinking / what can i do / to make this mountain taller / so the women after me / can see farther" (Photo via Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Barack Obama: "On International Women’s Day, I'm reflecting on the future we all want for our daughters: one where they can live out their aspirations without limits," the former President of the United States tweeted. "And I'm celebrating some of the women who are building that future for all of us today." He then shouted out the head of Change.org Preethi Herman, refugee supporter Alice Barbe, and Sefora Kodjo, whose organization trains and mentors young women in Africa to be leaders. "Preethi, Alice, and Sefora are just three of many @ObamaFoundation leaders who remind us what International Women's Day is all about: imagining a world free of artificial ceilings for the next generation — and doing the hard work to get us there." (Photo via Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
David Beckham: The former soccer star took the opportunity to honor two of the most important women in his life, wife Victoria and daughter Harper. "Today we celebrate International Women's Day," he captioned a photo of them. "I'm so blessed to have these amazing women in my life, they inspire me every single day. Happy International Women's Day to all the inspirational women around the world."