If you have been following my work, I started the Icon Series to highlight the stories of the women that came before us and paved the way for us to walk as freely and confidently as we do today. Most importantly, I wanted to show my daughters that at the end of the day they can also crack open their glass ceiling, and so can you, whatever your own glass ceilings might be.

The first International Women's day was held on February 28, 1909, in NYC. Nearly 110 years later, the voices of women throughout the world are heard more than ever. Together,  we have contributed to achieving a more balanced world. Now, we must continue to push forward, because as Gloria Steinem once said 'The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist [...] but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.'

This month, in honor of International Women’s Day, I am sharing some cool and interesting facts about the icons. Like the fact that Marilyn Monroe, was stronger than we give her credit for and that Yayoi Kusama’s mentor was fellow Icon Georgia O’keefe.

Follow our #AWomanYouShouldKnow journey on instagram to learn more about your favorite Icons.