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Happy International Women’s Day!

Tomorrow is the day that we celebrate our sisters and the economic, political and social achievements of all women past, present and future.

The First International Women’s Day took place in 1911, no doubt fueled by the suffragette struggle to gain the right to vote. (Yep, we’ve certainly come a long way, baby!)

Let’s take a minute and look at a list of female New Yorkers past and present who have shared their academic, scientific or artistic gifts with all of us. Each, in her own way, has made the world a better place.

Here we go:

Maria Callas, Nora Ephron, Eleanor Roosevelt, Edie Falco, Jane Fonda, Lady Gaga, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Whoopi Goldberg, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Ann Hathaway, Margaret Mead, Lena Horne, Rita Hayworth, Scarlett Johansson, Norah Jones, Alicia Keys, Diane Lane, Jacqueline Onassis, Cyndi Lauper, Marie Curie, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Linda McCartney, Bella Abzug, Diane Arbus, Andrea Mitchell, Ethel Merman, Lucille Ball, Lea Michele, Mary Tyler Moore, Janet Napolitano, Diane Sawyer, Patti Smith, Cynthia Nixon, Emma Lazarus, Bernadette Peters Brook Shields, (disability rights activist) Sandra Shnur, Susan Strasberg, Phoebe Snow, Carly Simon, Beverly Sills, Barbra Streisand, Leslie Uggams, Bette Midler, Willa Cather, Ella Fitzgerald, Greta Garbo and Deborah Harry.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Congratulations all of our brilliant and talented sisters!

Have a wonderful weekend!