Celebrate These Powerful Cincinnati Ladies On International Women's Day

Who run the world? Girls. March 8 is International Women's Day, a day to "celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women." And Cincinnati has more than its fair share of badass ladies doing all of the above. Here's just a sampling of a few that we've covered over the years.
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Megs Gelfgot, founder of Keep Her Wild, a Cincinnati skate initiative that empowers women to overcome their fear of starting something new when barriers like age, gender and social stigma may prevent them from doing so.
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Megs Gelfgot, founder of Keep Her Wild, a Cincinnati skate initiative that empowers women to overcome their fear of starting something new when barriers like age, gender and social stigma may prevent them from doing so.
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Pam Kravetz, an artist, parade leader, wig wearer and educator/art teacher at Harrison High School.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Pam Kravetz, an artist, parade leader, wig wearer and educator/art teacher at Harrison High School.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Biz Young, filmmaker, visual storyteller and cinematographer.
Photo: Biz Young
Biz Young, filmmaker, visual storyteller and cinematographer.
Photo: Biz Young
Stephanie Webster, owner of The Rhined and Oakley Wines.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Stephanie Webster, owner of The Rhined and Oakley Wines.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Catherine Manabat (left) and Julia Petiprin, co-founders of Over-the-Rhine's HomeMakers Bar.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Catherine Manabat (left) and Julia Petiprin, co-founders of Over-the-Rhine's HomeMakers Bar.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Tammie Scott, owner and founder of Over-the-Rhine's Nostalgia Wine & Jazz Lounge.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Tammie Scott, owner and founder of Over-the-Rhine's Nostalgia Wine & Jazz Lounge.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Siri Imani, artist, activist, musician and a member of Cincinnati's popular Hip Hop and community service group TRIIIBE.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Siri Imani, artist, activist, musician and a member of Cincinnati's popular Hip Hop and community service group TRIIIBE.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Brianna Matzke (right), University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music alumna, local Classical pianist, music professor and mind behind The Response Project — in which  Matzke commissions artists and composers to “respond” to existing artworks or ideas.
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Brianna Matzke (right), University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music alumna, local Classical pianist, music professor and mind behind The Response Project — in which  Matzke commissions artists and composers to “respond” to existing artworks or ideas.
Photo: Provided by The Response Project
Vanessa Miller, executive chef at 21c Museum Hotel's Metropole.
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Vanessa Miller, executive chef at 21c Museum Hotel's Metropole.
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Tyra Patterson, a social justice advocate who works as the Community Outreach Strategy Specialist at the Ohio Justice & Policy Center, and is an ambassador for Represent Justice. She also helped in the creation of ArtWorks' 200th mural, "Time Saved vs. Time Served."
Tyra Patterson, a social justice advocate who works as the Community Outreach Strategy Specialist at the Ohio Justice & Policy Center, and is an ambassador for Represent Justice. She also helped in the creation of ArtWorks' 200th mural, "Time Saved vs. Time Served."