As we near the end of Women’s History Month, we wanted to take time to reflect and honor the women who have inspired us to grow into the people we are today. From mothers to magazine founders, we feel empowered from women of all different backgrounds. Here is to strong women; may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.
Allison, Art Director:
Tavi Gevinson, founder of Rookie Magazine (@rookiemag), is a huge inspiration to me. She created a platform for girls to express themselves, without judgment. As a collective for women (of all ages) to express themselves through writing, photography, and other forms of artwork, Rookie covers it all. I wish I had Rookie when I was a teen.
FOLLOW ALLISON AT @IMALICEGRAY.
Erin, Account Director:
I’m really looking up to Drew Ginsburg (@dylanlex) these days. I have so much respect for young women who take something small, make it into their business, and completely own it. (I even work for this kind of badass woman!) While I’d love to list all of the amazing young woman I respect, I’ve been a huge fan of Drew’s line and personal style for a while and she’s really taken it next level recently.
I went really deep in her Instagram one night and saw old pics of her original “arm parties” and it’s really inspiring to see how far she’s come from having an interest in layered jewelry to owning a successful brand that’s original and true to her.
FOLLOW ERIN AT @EEDYKSTRA.
Phoebe, Account Director:
My mom, Denise Schramm, inspires me every single day. She wears so many different hats and excels at each of them. Aside from being a kickass business woman and running a company, she has the biggest heart of anyone I know. She never allows her busy schedule to take time away from loving me, my dad, my sister, and the rest of our big Italian family. She is driven, brilliant, an incredible mother and I hope one day I can handle life almost as gracefully and successfully as she does.
FOLLOW PHOEBE AT @PHOEBENICOLEE.
Marissa, VP of Operations:
I’m constantly inspired by Lena Dunham (@lenadunham). Not only is she a pioneer of women in film and entertainment, but she constantly confronts the negative things said about her in the media. People love to hate her and she doesn’t let the opinions of others stop her from speaking her truth or for fighting what she thinks is right; that is really admirable to me. It takes great courage to constantly put yourself out there, artistically and personally, knowing that you’ll get backlash no matter what. We all can learn something from that bravery and headstrongness. I’m sad to see the last season of Girls, but know she’ll continue to produce and create great work in the years ahead.
FOLLOW MARISSA AT @MARISSACSTAHL.
Compiled by our Digital Specialist, Nora Henick.
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