Inspiring International Women's Day messages shared on social media this year

From celebrities, authors, and even the prefects of a Sydney boys’ high school.

Emily Ratajkowski Women's March

Two of the top trending hashtags on Twitter yesterday #IWD2017 and #InternationalWomensDay – fitting, since that's exactly what we were celebrating.

While there were many ways to actively get involved this year – #ADayWithoutAWoman encourages women to wear red, make no purchases (except from women or minority-owned businesses), strike, get on the phone, and donate to causes that matter – one of the simplest ways was (and still is) by sharing a positive, empowering message on social media.

It's small, yes, but not meaningless.

Here are some of our favourites that came through.

Georgia Love reminded women of their worth with a Bridesmaids meme.

Lee Elliott penned the sweetest tribute to the women in his life, including his girlfriend, Georgia Love.

Pia Miller posted a quote.

Bindi Irwin wants the world to be kind.

And also tweeted this inspirational quote by Amelia Earheart.

Harry Potter star Bonnie Wright urged her followers to get involved in #ADayWithoutAWoman.

Kate Bosworth's post was typically stylish.

Lorde's mother Sonja Yelich, who has three daughters, made this important point.

Victoria Beckham teased her International Women's Day plans.

Emily Ratajkowski let these words do all the talking.

Diane Kruger shared this message with her Instagram followers.

Bella Hadid paid tribute to her mother, Yolanda, and sister, Gigi, for International Women's Day.

Gigi Hadid also called Yolanda out as her inspiration.

Cara Delevingne posted this quote by author Elizabeth Gilbert.

This social media editor thanked the legendary Lee Lin Chin for inspiring her.

TV presenter Juanita Phillips told people getting worked up about International Women's Day to "relax."

The prefects of Sydney Boys High produced this moving video about what feminism means, gathered from the women in their lives.

The NSW Ambulance Twitter account paid tribute to female staff members.

Google Doodle honoured female pioneers.

The Twitter account Girls Play Footy celebrated "all women pushing themselves to be something extraordinary."

Author Lang Leav shared one of her beautiful excerpts about women moving mountains.

To celebrate International Women's Day, the April 2017 issue of Cosmopolitan, starring Hilary Duff on the cover, will offer lucky readers the chance to be mentored by some of Australia's leading women in their respective fields. Find out more in the April issue of Cosmo, on sale tomorrow.