Today is International Women’s Day – one of my favorite days of the year.

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day is also a call to action for more work to accelerate women’s equality.

IWD has been going on for more than a century, with the first gathering held in 1911. In recent years, each IWD has had a theme. This year’s theme is “Break the Bias” shining a light on the need to build workplaces where women thrive, elevate the voices of women creatives, improve equality for women in tech, empower women’s choices in healthcare, and forge women’s empowerment worldwide. And, of course, IWD is about celebrating the women who are working for change.  

To be honest, every day is International Women’s Day at See Jane Write headquarters. My business exists to empower women to share their stories and to be the authors of their own lives.

But I enjoy attending events celebrating and uplifting women each year on International Day, and I decided to do some celebrating in my journal too.

Today I’m sharing some journal prompts to help you celebrate the accomplishments of your past, get clear on what you want for the future, and recognize the women who have helped you in every era of your life.

What accomplishments – big and small – are you most proud of?

Write a letter to your younger self.

Write about a woman who influenced who you are today.

Describe the morning routine of the woman you want to be.

Describe your ideal workday.

What are your top 5 values and why? What can you start or continue doing to live out these values?

How can you be a better advocate for yourself? How can you be a better advocate for others?

Write about the women in your life who inspire you most.

What promises do you need to make to yourself and what boundaries do you need to set with others to cultivate more self-love?

Write a letter from your future self.