We at Michael’s would like to wish you a happy International Women’s Day today! As a team made up of all women, we are all about celebrating women empowerment, women in business, and women who support other women. Today we thought we could share some fantastic and accomplished women who continue to inspire us every day.

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Melinda Gates - The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

“When money flows into the hands of women who have the authority to use it, everything changes.”

Gates has done so much to help women throughout the world, with most recently pledging $170 million with her husband Bill to help empower women economically. Gates is a huge champion for gender equality, and has been very charitable to women internationally through all spectrums of wealth.

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Whitney Wolfe - CEO of Bumble

After working for Tinder and dealing with her own sexual harassment lawsuit, Wolfe left and started the groundbreaking dating app where women get to make the first move. Bumble is always in the woman’s corner with their no tolerance policy for sexual harassment, and has around 22 million registered app users. After conquering the digital dating game, Bumble now offers friend matching, and even networking for business! Because of her success, Wolfe recently appeared in Forbes’ "30 under 30" in December 2017.

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Leandra Medine - Founder of Man Repeller

Medine was one of the very first fashion bloggers to turn her blog into a business. Man Repeller is now a full digital lifestyle brand that is fully focused on the life of the modern woman. From fashion to politics, Medine has created a brand that has real conversations on what being a woman in our society today is all about. With 1.9 million followers on Instagram, Man Repeller is spreading women empowerment to all.

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Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin, co-CEOs of theSkimm

These two women are all about teamwork, a philosophy that helped turn their news email letter into a full media platform. Since theSkimm’s founding in 2012, they now have a reader base made up of over 6 million people. They pride themselves on providing a trustworthy and credible news source to their readers, especially their target audience of female millennials.

As a women run and operated organization, we want to give a shout out to all the strong, successful, tenacious women out there.  We are fortunate to have a team of superwomen working here at Michael’s Consignment NYC. And one special superwoman we’d like to acknowledge is our very own General Manager and mother of two, Rosie Velez. She has grown up here at Michael’s and never fails to give her heart and soul to the business, the customers and to the entire team. She’s our fierce leader and we are grateful to have her!

What women in your life inspire you? Tell us in the comments below!

March 08, 2018 — Tracie Pfrogner

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