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Monday, March 8 is International Women’s Day — a time to celebrate women’s accomplishments and raise awareness for gender equality. There are tons of ways to get involved, but take time today to show your appreciation for the women in your life.

Here’s some other ways to celebrate:

Take a Women’s History tour at the Joseph Manigault House, hosted by The Charleston Museum every Sunday in March in honor of Women’s History Month.

Head to Fatty’s Beer Works on March 8 for Super Womxn Super Jam with live music and women-owned business vendors.

Grab tickets for the Girl Singer Series at Forte Jazz Lounge on March 18.

Participate in the Palmetto Chapter of NAWIC’s Women in Construction (WIC) week with events like a Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build on Saturday, March 20.

Check out the Cocktail Bandits blog, a venture started by two local women Johnny Caldwell and Taneka Reaves to empower women through advocacy in the F&B community.

Donate to or volunteer with a women-centric charity
Women’s Rights & Empowerment Network (WREN)
YWCA of Greater Charleston
IBU Foundation
My Sisters House
Girls Rock Charleston

Support a female-owned business and organizations
More women are starting their own companies than ever before. In fact, 40% of all U.S. businesses are female-owned. (Yay, ladies!) Show your support for local business owners by stopping by one of these businesses this month (and all year long).

The Harbinger & Harken Cafe
Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit
Plant Babe
Ma’am Saab
Pounce Cat Cafe
Gnome Cafe
Taco Boy
Grey Ghost Bakery
Muddy Waters
Pickled Palate
The Orange Spot Coffee
The Junction Kitchen & Provisions
goat.sheep.cow & goat.sheep.cow north
Poke Tea House
The Park Cafe
Nana’s Seafood and Soul
Red Rose Vintage
Moxie Thrifts
Turning Page Bookshop
The Works
Holy Cow Yoga Center
Hustle Smoothie Bar and Hustle Hot Wheels
Motherland Essentials
Cyclebar Mount Pleasant
The Station Park Circle
Bertha’s Kitchen
Wildflour Pastry
Still Soul Studio
Banana Banana
True Lucia
Mama Ana’s
Subtle and Sass
Fresh Future Farm
Charleston Dog Walker

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