International Women’s Day: Raise Your Voice

International Women’s Day is about celebrating women across the globe and what makes us inspiring, powerful, smart and truly unstoppable forces. Get ready for the day with inspiring graphics and a voice promoting women’s equality in 2018. Who runs the world? You do, girl!

Last year, the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report estimated that worldwide gender equality in the workplace would take over 200 years. 200 years. That’s cray! That’s why the theme for International Women’s Day this year is #PressForProgress.

We can do better than 200 years, ladies. We just need to stand up together, be the baddest babes around and make the world realize what it should already know—there’s nothing that a squad of kick-butt ladies can’t accomplish.

Get ready for #IWD2018 with some of our favorite girl power graphic tees and hoodies.

Three different hoodies inspired by International Women's day. This look: This Girl Can Pink Hoodie, Plus Pink This Girl Can Fleece Hoodie, Humankind Long Hoodie, Plus Humankind Long Hoodie, White Get It Girl Tee

In honor of #PressForProgress, we asked some of the amazing ladies at rue21 to answer a few questions about what it means to be a woman in 2018. Check out what they had to say!

What, to you, is the best part of being a woman in 2018?

In recent political attempts to diminish our power, we are stronger than ever. More and more women are speaking out and defending our rights. —Marissa, Site Merchandising Assistant

I truly feel like I can be heard. I appreciate the hard work and determination of my predecessors because it makes me proud to know that I can influence others by my words and not be looked down upon or silenced. —Brandi, Benefits Coordinator

What does International Women’s Day mean to you?

It’s about every woman coming together and supporting one another–no matter your race, religion, income or sexuality. —Marissa, Site Merchandising Assistant

It’s a day of hope for those who have not yet been able to experience this evolving equality and a day of pride for those whose struggle has made a difference in the lives of others across the globe. —Brandi, Benefits Coordinator

What change do you hope to see for women over the next 10 years?

Equal pay and more women in politics! —Marissa, Site Merchandising Assistant

I hope when my niece is interviewing for an engineering position, she isn’t picked over by a male solely because of their gender dominance in the field.  —Brandi, Benefits Coordinator

We encourage you to answer our questions in the comments below and to inspire the girls around you to think about what it means to be a rad lady in 2018.

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