Apple celebrates women creators and artists all year round. Since we are celebrating International Women’s Day here is a great opportunity to bring these inspiring women into the forefront. Many names you may recognize but some may be new discoveries. Here are a few who  inspire, educate, and entertain us from apps to music to books and beyond.

Apple Music will be highlighting the work of visionary women in music around the world with artist-curated playlists, female-driven programming, and a complete 24-hour Beats 1 takeover with shows and host-led conversations highlighting content and issues that matter to women worldwide.

Apple Music will also celebrate female artists and visionary women across both marquee and popular playlists within the platform, including:
Friday Feeling
Alt Pop
Feeling Happy
In My Room
Today’s Easy Hits
Today’s Acoustic
Acoustic Chill
¡Dale Play!
What Would Dolly Do?
Brown Sugar
Feminism Essentials
Singer’s Delight
Women in Classical
Wax Eclectic
Beneath the Stars
The Underground
Piano Bar

Here is Apple Music’s Top 20 Global Women in Streaming (of all time)
1 Ariana Grande
2 Taylor Swift
3 Rihanna
4 Beyoncé
5 Nicki Minaj
6 Cardi B
7 Adele
8 Sia
9 Lady Gaga
10 Halsey
11 Lana Del Rey
12 SZA
13 Demi Lovato
14 Selena Gomez
15 Katy Perry
16 P!nk
17 Camila Cabello
18 Mariah Carey
19 Ella Mai
20 Billie Eilish

In Apple Books, add these to your must-reads:
We are Displaced, Malala Yousafzai
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, Roxane Gay
Just Kids, Patti Smith
I Hear She’s A Real Bitch, Jen Agg
Heroes in My Head: A Memoir, Judy Rebick
Becoming, Michelle Obama
Unbowed, Wangari Maathai
My Life on the Road, Gloria Steinem
Lakota Woman, Mary Crow Dog
I Know Why the Caged Birds Sing, Maya Angelou

iTunes offers up MOVIES with strong female roles:

Captain Marvel: Brie Larson
Aquaman: Amber Heard and Nicole Kidman
The Favourite: Olivia Colman, Rachel Wiesz and Emma Stone
Mary Queen of Scots: Saorise Ronan and Margot Robbie
A Star is Born: Lady Gaga
Crazy Rich Asians: Constance Wu, Michelle Yeo, and Awkwafina
Instant Family: Rose Byrne and Iabela Moner
A Private War: Rosamund Pike
The Hate You Give: Amanda Stenberg

The App Store is spotlighting 5 apps and 5 games spotlighting female developers and games with strong female characters:

DC Super Hero Girls: create your own superhero and navigate the fun filled world of Super Hero High.
Marvel Contest of Champions: This combat game tests the strength of Captain Marvel against Black Widow and other popular Marvel characters.
Lara Croft Go 🇨🇦 : Created by Square Enix (Montreal) Experience the world of Tomb Raider while facing challenging puzzles.
Monument Valley 2: Guide a mother and her child as they embark on a journey through magical architecture.
Flipped Out The Powerpuff Girls: Set the sisters on a mission to save the town and destroy monsters in this match three puzzler.

Apps Made by Women:
#selfcare 🇨🇦 – Stay in bed with this app designed to promote deep relaxation and well-being. Founded by Brie Code, an artificial intelligence coder by trade.

Oh She Glows 🇨🇦 –  Founded by Angela Liddon after releasing her incredibly popular blog Oh She Glows, her app has users fall in love with plant-based eating with amazing recipes.

Ground News 🇨🇦 – Co-founded by Harleen Kaur, users can discover breaking news from more than 30,000 sources all in one place.

A Colour Story –  Founded by sisters Elsie Larson + Emma Chapman, their app freshens up photos with over 300 filters and 100 effects.

Sweat with Kayla – Founded by Kayla Innes in Australia, her app helps you get healthy with Kayla’s renowned workouts, recipes and much more.