As well as shining a spotlight on those less fortunate than us, a big part of International Women's Day, which falls on Sunday, 8 March this year, is about learning from those pioneering females who have set their own agendas and forged their own path.
And though perhaps when we think of the movement for women's rights our minds might flit to Emmeline Pankhurst, Oprah Winfrey and Emma Watson, there's a lot to be said for gaining advice on the day-to-day too.
We can't march for equality every day nor can we all give up our jobs to support underprivileged women elsewhere in the world, but we can all learn how to feel stronger and happier in ourselves and then pass down our wisdom to those coming up behind us.
Which is exactly what we asked our celebrity friends to do when we asked them: what do you wish you'd known when you were just 20?
We've learnt so much through the trials, tribulations and triumphs of our '20s - wouldn't it have been glorious to have grown up with some of that knowledge already?
At our last Smart Women Week, we asked some well-known, powerhouse women to share what one thing they wish they'd known when they were 20.
And the brilliant thing? You don't need to be in your twenties to benefit from it.
From Davina McCall's calming suggestion that we 'just put one foot in front of the other and it will all be alright' to Emma Willis telling us to 'trust your gut', we've collated some of the profound (and less profound) advice from the women we look up to.
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