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The most inspirational celebrity International Women's Day posts

Feel empowered by these incredible women, who on International Women's Day - and every day - are leading by example.

By Bettina Tyrrell
This International Women's Day has kicked-off with a bang. Social media feeds are blossoming with passionate tributes, and demands for change, and our favourite celebs are leading the charge.
Through their work, their platform, and their influence these trailblazers lead by example, encouraging women to feel empowered and challenging men to take responsibility and be part of the change. And on International Women's Day, boy, they've got something to say.
Take a scroll through these inspirational celebrity posts and join the movement on social media using the hashtags #InternationalWomensDay and #PressForProgress.

Jessica Rowe

"I'm a feminist who loves Botox, lipstick, glitter, cats, my girls and my man! (Thank you for the smoke and mirrors @annaleise_hairmakeup @tenstyling & @jessstel @elizabethardenau)", the iconic Australian journalist, author and television presenter wrote on Instagram.
"What I also LOVE is supporting other women to make their dreams come true regardless of their choices. I want my girls to grow up with the same opportunities as blokes. And we can't do that without good men by our sides!"
Preach, Jess!

Georgia Love

The Bachelorette's Georgia Love took the opportunity to post about the one woman who inspires her the most - her late mum.
"To the woman who made me the woman I am, taught me to believe in and chase my dreams and continues to make me strong every single day 💜," the reality star wrote on a throw-back picture of her beautiful mum.

Carrie Bickmore

Fierce journalist, working mum and all-round Superwoman Carrie Bickmore posted a fun Boomerang encouraging women to, "Go kick some arse today ladies".

Megan Gale

Aussie supermodel Megan Gale has some words of wisdom for mother's of boys this International Women's Day. Writing alongside the quote "Here's to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them," she said:
"We've seen this quote a lot but is there ever a more appropriate day to share it? I see a lot of women celebrating the day and their daughters which is lovely. But for those of you who have sons, join me in encouraging our boys to celebrate, respect and love the girls and women in their lives."

Lisa Wilkinson

Journalist Lisa Wilkinson embraced International Women's Day sending a strong message on the the power of a united sisterhood. Sharing an inspiring open letter from one woman to all women Lisa wrote, "When we lift each other up, that's when real change can happen. Happy #InternationalWomensDay everyone."

Sylvia Jeffreys

International Women's Day for Aussie Journalist Sylvia Jeffreys was all about giving thanks to the women who have empowered her - her sister and her mum.
"Forever grateful for the women who've shaped me. My safe harbour. #IWD 💓 @cfgoing @neeniejj #sister #mum (📷 credit to my big sister, who's been leading the way since Day 1)," she wrote on Instagram.

James Stewart

Home And Away heartthrob and adoring dad to the daughter he shares with Aussie actress Jessica Marais, James Stewart embraced International Women's Day with this adorable post for the women in his life.
"Grooming the leaders of tomorrow..." he captioned a snap of himself brushing his daughter's hair into a ponytail. "Happy International Woman's Day! Love ya Scout, Love ya Mum! ❤️"

Nicole Kidman

Superstar actress Nicole Kidman pushed for real change this IWD. She shared a post by the UN Women and captioned it with the following:
"Today is International Women's Day! Join me and @unwomen in celebrating and recognizing the activists and women on whose shoulders we stand, and who inspire us with their stories, strength, and resiliency. Learn more about the #TimeIsNow for women's rights, equality and justice at the link in my bio. #internationalwomensday #iwd2018"

Emma Watson

Actress and activist Emma Watson wore her message loud and proud.
"To celebrate today's #internationalwomensday I'll be curating @natgeo's Instagram feed, selecting and sharing powerful images taken by National Geographic's emerging female photographers around the world," she wrote. "Women photographers are often under-represented and under-celebrated, so I'm thrilled to mark this day by profiling the talented female story-tellers and image-makers that are working hard to build empathy across borders x #iwd2018 #timesup"

Drew Barrymore

American actress, mum and beauty mogul Drew Barrymore shared "the most beautiful book" she has read in years.
"#internationalwomensday #strongisthenewpretty. As a mother and a woman, this is the most beautiful book I have seen in years. Run out, buy it for your daughter, your sister or a girlfriend. It is so powerful and a perfect brand of #girlpower. It has given me a tool for my daughters and I cannot thank @katetparker enough! You are an inspiration and a leader of a movement for us parents and our daughters to see others and ourselves in the greatest way! Please let's collaborate one day!"