It’s that time of the year where women all around the world celebrate International Women’s Day. Last year, TMB looked at the history of IWD and how far this yearly celebration has come since the 1900’s. This year, we wanted to do things a little differently, and get more of our readers excited for March 8th! 2014 is a great year for IWD because it falls on a Saturday, which gives ladies a chance to step away from the workplace and go the extra mile. Here’s our list of things you can do yourself or with a group of friends:

1. Organize a luncheon with all your close friends and share things that have inspired you.

2. Check out the WeAreEquals YouTube channel for amazing pro-women videos.

3. Get some pin-spiration by searching International Women’s Day on Pinterest.

4. Get crafty and organize a IWD-themed art jam in the comfort of your own home.

5. Celebrate by checking out the IWD official website.

6. Donate or help out at a local women’s shelter or women’s charity.

If charity and giving really is your thing, then you can donate to a number of great charities, including Room to Read who aim to provide education to young girls, Breast Cancer Research to help scientists find a cure, WomanKind who improve the lives of women in Africa, Asia and Latin America, WomenForWomen who helps survivors of war rebuild their lives, and Women’s Aid who protect survivors of domestic violence. You can also find other women’s charities here.

No matter what you’re doing this Women’s Day, just make sure you take a moment to thank those women who stood up for equal rights in the 1900’s. Without those strong, courageous women, we may not be where we are today. While not all women around the world have true equality, there are amazing charities now present who are trying to help, which is progress. This International Women’s Day, TMB will be having afternoon tea with some inspiring ladies.

What will you do this year?