Portraits of Women Around the World

Today is International Women's Day, a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. I wanted to honor this day by sharing some of my favorite photographs I've taken over the last 18 months of women all over the world.  Some of these women I know, while others were strangers who caught my eye.  They live on four continents and reflect the diversity, beauty, creativity, resilience, strength, and intelligence of women.

And while I celebrate these women, International Women's Day is also  a call to action for accelerating gender parity in the United States and around the world.  

I would love to know what you think of these photographs, so please leave your comments below, and share links to other images of women that inspire you.