Name the women who inspire you.

It’s International Women’s Day today. And we’re celebrating at Mamamia by talking about the women in Australia – and in the world – who inspire us. Everyone from Oprah to Anna Bligh, Lisa Simpson and Caitlin Moran.

Think of this as your International Women’s Day open post. A chance to tell us what you think of the idea of a day dedicated to women. Does the day make you feel inspired? Sad? Want to kick of your shoes and sing and dance to ‘I am Woman?’ Or does it make you feel a little ‘meh?’

Later today we’ll be posting more International Women’s Day posts, including a video of Mamamia publisher Mia Freedman interviewing her mum, Kathy, about feminism, contraception, life and hairy armpits, which you won’t want to miss.

And if you haven’t read it yet, Mamamia’s associate editor Rebecca Sparrow wrote this beautiful letter to her daughter, Ava. It’s one to share with your children, your friends, your mothers and your grandmothers. And everyone else you know.

In the meantime – have a flick though the gallery and then tell us which women inspire you.