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Empowering Women: Why We Can't Stop, Won't Stop Celebrating International Women's Day

Text reads International Women's day diagonally. A purple box in the forefront of the image reads "Can't Stop Won't Stop Celebrating Women" with a pink megaphone underneath

Women ruled the summer of 2023, but they aren’t stopping there. In 2024, women are ruling…in general. Setting records, signing deals, and creating diverse media are just a few of the accomplishments by amazing women this year. We want to celebrate [International Women's Day] & provide visibility for the wins in the beginning of 2024.

Check out these incredible women and

awe-inspiring accomplishments below.

🎭 Acting 🎭

From left to right: Ali Wong (Robyn Beck/AFP), Quinta Brunson (Ashley Landis/AP Photo), Lily Gladstone (Getty Images), Da'Vine Joy Randolph (Getty Images), Emma Stone (Getty Images), and Niecy Nash-Betts (Robyn Beck/AP)

Women have not only been recognized, but dominating awards this season. Ali Wong, Quinta Brunson, Lily Gladstone (Gladstone uses she/they pronouns), Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Emma Stone, Niecy Nash-Betts, and Ayo Edebiri have all won multiple awards for their performances in the best films & tv series this season! 

Ali Wong is the first Asian woman to win the Golden Globe & Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in a Limited/Anthology Series. Quinta Brunson is the first Black woman to win the Emmy for Best Actress in a Comedy Series in over 40 years! Ayo Edebiri has won almost every award she’s been nominated for this season for her performance in The Bear. And, Lily Gladstone is the first Indigenous actor to win a Golden Globe for Best Actress. Not to mention, the Academy Awards are Sunday, so be sure to tune in to cheer on these women!

🎬 Production Studios 🎬

A photo of Geonni, founder of Onni Creative, watching a camera monitor on set.

The likes of Issa Rae, Margot Robbie, and Jessica Alba are creating and leveraging their production studios to ink deals with major studios. Rae is currently developing two new projects for HBO with her Hoorae Media entertainment company. Following the remarkable success of Barbie, Margot Robbie recently inked a multi-year, first-look film deal with Warner Bros to collaborate with her production company, Lucky Chap. Jessica Alba recently launched Lady Spitfire, a film & tv production company that aims to work with diverse creators to provide a platform for culturally diverse, woman driven, Latiné inspired stories.

Onni Creative

📈 Marketing 📈

F1 Academy driver, Lola Lovinfosse, stands in front of the her F1 racing car that has Charlotte Tilbury's logo with text that reads (Charlotte Tilbury Make Up Your Destiny)

Charlotte Tilbury/F1 Academy

Women were at the forefront of marketing campaigns that are traditionally aimed at men this year too. The beauty brand, Charlotte Tilbury, made history as the first female-founded brand to sponsor the 2024 Formula1 Academy. The F1 Academy supports the development of girls & young women in F1 & motorsports.

Meanwhile, there has been growing support & viewership of the NFL by women since 2017. The Superbowl garners over 100M viewers a year and brands have taken notice in the uptick in women viewers. CeraVe, Dove, e.l.f, and NYX, each premiered their first ever superbowl ads this year. The viewing & buying power of women translated to these skincare & beauty brands taking the leap to advertise for the NFL’s biggest growing fanbase. 

🎶 Music 🎶

A photo of Tyla holding a Grammy in her right hand and waving with her left hand.

(Robert Gauthier/LATimes)

The Grammy’s gave us memorable moments with a slew of historic and first time wins for women this year. Tyla won the first ever Grammy Award for Best African Music Performance, a new category this year, for her viral-hit, “Water.” Miley Cyrus, Karol G, Lanie Wilson, boygenius, Victoria Monét, Coco Jones, and Brandy Clark all won Grammys for the first time this year! We’ve already added them to our playlist!

A photo of Taylor Swift flexing her left bicep at shoulder level in a spackled rainbow leotard.

Coming off of a historic 2023, Taylor Swift continues to kill it! She announced the second US leg of her Eras Tour, so fans have another chance to see the tour for the first time (or the fifth)! She won the Grammy for album of the year for Midnights, making her the only artist to win this category FOUR times. And, she announced her newest album, The Tortured Poets Department, is releasing on April 19th!

(George Walker IV/AP)

A photo of Beyonce with a cowboy hat and a blond shoulder length bob and a collared western shirt. The text reads 16 Carraiges.

Entering the second act of her Renaissance trilogy, Beyoncé fans were blessed with two new country songs during the Superbowl! “Texas Hold ‘Em” & “16 Carriages” shot up the charts and landed at no. 1 & no. 9 respectively. Beyoncé is now the FIRST Black woman to hit no. 1 on Billboards Hot Country Songs chart. She's the definition of records are meant to be broken! Her newest album Act II hits your ears on March 29th!


🏆 Sports 🏆

Caitlin Clark holding up her 2 arms while wearing her Iowa basketball jersey that reads IOWA 22. Behind her is a large crowd with gold streamers flying out.

(Matthew Holst/Getty)

If you haven’t heard of Iowa’s Caitlin Clark, you’ve been living under a rock. The college basketball star has broken 3 scoring records (so far!) this season. She’s now the overall NCAA Division I scoring leader and the season isn’t over yet. She surpassed Pete Maravich’s 54-year-old record by scoring 35 points during a win on March 3rd. Her record breaking college career has put the focus on women’s NCAA basketball and led to the Big Ten Conference women’s tournament selling out for the first time! We’ll be tuned in to the NCAA tournament to watch her break even more records! 

A Vogue magazine cover that shows Coco Gauff walking toward the camera wearing a sparkling gold dress with VOGUE in big letters behind her.

Coco Gauff has gone viral for her sportsmanship, standing up for herself, and killing it during the 2023 season. The 19-year-old became the youngest American to win the US Open since Serena Williams (in 1999). With her tournament wins and sponsorship deals, Gauff was the highest paid female athlete in 2023! With her new coach, hard work, and dedication in the off-season, we can’t wait to see her take home more Grand Slam titles during the 2024 season.

(Annie Leibovitz/Vogue)

The Paris 2024 logo featuring a logo of Marianne with gold hair and gold lips. Text reads: Paris 2024 underneath the logo. At the bottom of the image it shows a red, a green, and a blue ring.

Athletes all over the world are gearing up for the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics. The Olympic Committee announced that this year the Games will host an equal number of male and female athletes, making it the first time in the history of the Olympics! This year’s Olympic logo portrays the outline of Marianne, a French symbol of a woman that represents liberty, equality, and fraternity.

Paris Olympics 2024

With the success of Taylor Swift & Beyoncé, a historic awards season, and record breakers like Caitlin Clark, we’re excited to continue to amplify women & celebrate their wins throughout 2024 and years to come! You can support women in our industry year-round by providing opportunities, advocating for their projects, and supporting organizations. Take a moment to check out & support these amazing organizations doing the work to create an equitable future for women in the entertainment industry. 

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