In 1981 congress declared March Women’s History Month and since then March has served as a time to reflect on the sacrifices and hard work done by powerful women who dared to change the course of history. Women’s History Month is also an opportunity to bring light to current changemakers and invest in nonprofits, programs and businesses that aim to advance, empower and protect future women and girls.
Many retailers and brands have joined forces with various nonprofits and programs who are doing exactly that. From highlighting women owned businesses and designers to special edition collections that proceeds benefit charitable causes and meaning programs, there is something for everyone to shop and support the empowerment of women. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite brands and retailers who are celebrating Women’s Day all month long.
Where to Shop this International Women’s Day
Treat yourself to a little bit of gold this International Women’s Day from the exclusive Mejuri x Jenna Lyons collection. Mejuri is a fine jewelry company co-founded by CEO Noura Sakkijha, a third generation jewelry maker who set out to make her own mark on the jewelry world. For those not familiar with Jenna Lyons, Lyons served as the former creative director and president of J.Crew and has made a name for herself as a trailblazer and businesswoman in the fashion industry. The pieces designed with Mejuri reflect the classic cool style that seems to follow Jenna Lyons wherever she goes–and it’s pretty cool that $5 from every piece sold will be donated to the Mejuri Empowerment Fund that aims to serve women and non-binary people with education and the tools needed to pave their own successful path.
When it comes to disrupting the status quo in the name of authenticity to self, the surf and skate brand Vans knows a thing or two. With the Divine Energy collection from Vans, special edition shoe designs and apparel are available to shop with 2.5% of every purchase from Feb 1 to Aug 1 benefiting the Tides Foundation. Vans is committed to donating up to twenty thousand dollars to the Tides Foundation which works to advance and empower women through multiple avenues. The Divine Old Skool shoe is one of many designs representing the spirit of women and features a patchwork earth tone pattern.
Fashion designer Tory Burch has dedicated much of her success to giving back, specifically to women and causes that advance women throughout industries and break glass ceilings. Tory Burch has released a signature design with 100% of proceeds benefiting the Tory Burch Foundation, which provides capital and ventures to aspiring female entrepreneurs. Featuring a silk design and gold hardware, the limited edition bracelet serves as a reminder to women to embrace their ambitions and take risks.
As if I needed another reason to accessorize, Casetify has made the argument that phones can be an extension of your outfit or vibe–if you’ve got the right phone case, that is. Casetify has released tons of new designs made with sustainable materials for Samsung and Apple devices that celebrate all things woman and female empowerment. Proceeds from the collection will benefit the Malala Fund, which works to make the opportunity to learn and lead a possibility for girls around the world.
These days Kendra Scott is a household name but that did not happen overnight. Jewelry designer and business mogul Kendra Scott began designing and selling her namesake collection from her home and has since become one of the most popular jewelry brands on the market, even venturing into the fine jewelry world. While success can certainly make some people forget where they came from, Kendra Scott has used her brand to give back and help other female entrepreneurs launch the businesses of their dreams. During the month of March, 20% of proceeds from every purchase of the Everlyne bracelet in Ivory Mother of Pearl benefits the Kendra Scott Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute which serves and equips the next generation of creative women in business.
This International Women’s Day, popular casual-fast restaurant Noodles & Company is inviting you to share a meal with the women in your life who inspire you. On International Women’s Day, March 8, every Noodles Rewards member will receive a free regular sharable in their rewards account. The special offer can be redeemed on March 8 with their “favorite current or future female leader” at any Noodles & Company location. The freebie aims to foster female connection and celebrate the inspiring women in our lives.
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