How Girls Celebrated International Women’s Day on Instagram

Yesterday women around the world took to Instagram to celebrate International Women’s Day—a day that recognizes the achievements of women and calls for greater equality. Here are a few of our favorite messages—from Taylor Swift hanging with her gal pals to Diane von Furstenberg on the streets of Paris—that inspired us to channel our inner #girlpower at all times.

Man Repeller

"Women rule. #internationalwomensday #makeithappen" @manrepeller

Taylor Swift

"We are at our best when we cheer each other on and build each other up. Happy International Women's Day." @taylorswift

Alessandra Ambrosio

"Cause we rock ❤️ #happywomensday #sundayfunday #calilife" @alessandraambrosio

Charlotte Tilbury

"Happy International Women's Day! To celebrate, I wanted to share with you the four women that inspire me most. Firstly my beautiful mother, and also #HelenaRubinstein, #CocoChanel and #EstéeLauder. They all believed in themselves and they were revolutionaries of their time. Who are you inspired by? #internationalwomensday" @ctilburymakeup

Diane von Furstenberg

"Today is International Women's Day! Celebrate all women and remember to fight for their rights to allow them to be the women they want to be! Love from Cafe de Flore in Paris...Diane" @dvf

Stella McCartney

"#Regram @netaporter Celebrate International Women's Day and tell us who you're #EmpoweredBy today. #IWD2015" @stellamccartney

Pamela Skaist-Levy & Gela Nash-Taylor

"Now get off your ass and start by thanking your mother!!!! #whogivesyoulife? #girls #unite #girlsrule #wehave #wecan #wewill #BFFs #takingover #theglitterplan @timwalker because we LOVE you" @pamandgela

Natalie Massenet

"It's International Women's Day. 25 percent of today's @netaporter profit goes to the UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality. #makingtheworldamorestylishplace #empoweredby each other #liberty #equality #femininity !!!!!!!" @nataporter

Lena Dunham

"Happy International Women's Day! To all the incredible women I know and the ones I don't - I wish you opportunity, power and joy. I wish you courage in the fight. And I hope beyond hope that you get a nap once in awhile. Thank you to @sads_tagram for the exciting photoshop job every girl should have one of these" @lenadunham

Kerry Washington

"Hanging with some awesome women! Honoring a woman that I love and respect: OB/GYN Dr. Michele Hakakha & her fab book, Expecting 411. #expecting411 #WomensDay #LadiesLuncheon" @kerrywashington

Reese Witherspoon

"Today is International Women's Day! #IWD2015. Today us women can celebrate our the rights we've achieved...and men can celebrate the women in their lives!! But it's also a day to recognize how far we have to go. So I've posted this festive shot to celebrate...but I've also removed my profile pict to also symbolize all the women still underrepresented, unprotected, and unheard all around the world. Some of those facts are astounding. You can read more and get involved by going to not-there.org (and in my profile.) Xo ❤️" @reesewitherspoon

Cara Delevingne

"Happy #internationalwomensday" @caradelevingne

Naomi Campbell

"#internationalwomensday #keeponmoving" @iamnaomicampbell

Lily Aldridge

"Happy international women's day!!! As women we are strong, powerful and need to lift each other up!!! ❤️" @lilyaldridge

Lupita Nyong'o

"For International Women’s Day, I am taking a stand for gender equality and I'm joining others to be #NotThere. #IWD2015 Visit: Not-There.org" @lupitanyongo