We’ve never come across a phrase as relatable as “The future is female,” thanks to so many strong, influential women that continue to inspire us every single day. On this International Women’s day, we’d love to recap all the amazing moments that prove that it was women who were the real heroes of 2017/18!
Oprah Winfrey
 

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah received the honourary Cecile B. DeMille award (given for outstanding contribution to the world of entertainment) at the Golden Globes 2018, which went viral instantly. In her speech, she expressed her gratitude towards all the women who have “endured years of abuse and assault”. She ended her speech by wishing for no woman to say “me too” ever again. Her powerful, moving speech got her a standing ovation and rightly so. She indeed is a real hero to take inspiration from, not just on Women’s Day, but every single day!

Rihanna
 

Rihanna

When Rihanna dropped her makeup line, everyone practically lost their minds (in a good way, of course)! For the first time in the history of makeup, a brand introduced 40 shades of foundation going from palest to the deepest shade. In an interview, she said, “there needs to be something for a dark-skinned girl, there needs to be something for a pale girl, there needs to be something for everyone in between.'"—and the fact that she successfully made it happen makes her a true hero!

Manu Bhaker
 

Manu Bhaker

We’re so happy about this delightful piece of news that came out just a day before Women’s Day (coincidence much?)!16-year-old Manu Bhaker won her second successive gold medal at the 2018 International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup. She’s an overachiever at just the age of 16 and we’ve never been prouder!

Kareena Kapoor
 

Kareena Kapoor

Kareena has always been open about her career choices and when people and the media practically poked their noses into her business, she wasn’t afraid to call them out. She addressed the bigger issue of being able to do what you love and pursue your career exactly the same even after marriage and childbirth. She embraced her weight gain and maintained a DGAF attitude by making appearances be it on television or TV commercials all the same. In one interview, she even spoke about how she doesn’t care about what people say about her double chin. What an inspiration!

Meryl Streep
 

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep was awarded the Cecil DeMille award at Golden Globes 2017. In her acceptance speech, she took a subtle dig at American President Donald Trump and his racial atrocities that we’re all aware of. She said, “ Hollywood is crawling with foreigners and outsiders, and if you kick us all out, you'll have nothing to watch except football and mixed martial arts”. She’s certainly the coolest!

PV Sindhu
 

PV Sindhu

The 21-year-old badminton champion became the first Indian woman to have won a silver medal at the Olympics! She was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna post her Olympic win. This Woman’s Day, we’d love to take a moment and appreciate all that she’s done to make the country proud!

Avni Chaturvedi
 

Avni Chaturvedi

She became the first ever Indian woman to fly a MiG-21 Bison fighter jet solo. Her mother revealed how she always wanted to “become like Kalpana Chawla someday”. We’re so proud!

On the eve of International Women’s Day, we urge you to embrace womanhood and continue being the strong, badass woman that you are, all your life!

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