To bring International Women’s Day from URL to IRL, we knocked on desks, interrupted meetings and pretty much stalked girls we love to call (crazy busy) colleagues at Adore Me.

We asked some of the leading women at Adore Me to, well, talk about themselves for once — offering honest, no-frills insight into what they believe femininity is.

Even in the 2000’s women are still navigating their roles in the workplace and beyond — deciphering relationships, hallway demeanor, and lunch room etiquette to their world outside the office.

So, what’s it like being a professional female in 2016? They talk, we listen.

Meet Alexandra Diaz, Lead Designer

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Name one woman who inspires you.
This one is kind of a two-for-one for me. I tried, but it’d be a herculean task to pick between Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. Not only are they both insanely talented and successful, but they’ve built their careers on doing their own thing and not worrying about what other people think – all the while inspiring women to be outspoken, witty and supportive of each other. Plus, they gave us Leslie Knope and Liz Lemon. Need I say more?

How do you define feminism?
Feminism to me is all about empowerment. It’s about breaking free from gender roles and stereotypes, whether you were born a man, a woman or identify as either. It’s about equality and believing that everyone is entitled to the same amount of respect and human decency.

What makes you feel confident?
Learning something new or taking on a new challenge. I inherited a nice mix of creativity and stubborn curiosity from my parents, which makes taking on new things exciting. Whenever I feel stumped or down on my luck, I think back on the things I’ve achieved so far and think to myself: “Ok, you got this!”

Explain a time you refused to be intimidated.
That time I had to choose between Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. Whew, that was a tough one, but I choose to have my waffles and eat them too.

Fill in the blank. I am ________.
I am A BOSS.

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Meet Sharon Klapka, VP Business & Brand Development

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Name one woman who inspires you.
Beyonce. Yes, I wholeheartedly mean it.

How do you define feminism?
I think that a lot of women – and a lot of men for that matter – get caught up in the question of whether they’re feminists or not because they were led to believe (by questions exactly like this one) that feminism has a subjective definition. Well, it doesn’t. Feminism is very straight forward: it’s believing in political, social and economic equality between men and women. So, for example, believing that women deserve to be paid the same as men for doing the same job, or believing that women have the right to vote, is straight up feminism. I think that if people were more familiar with the objective definition of feminism they would be far more comfortable calling themselves feminists.

What makes you feel confident?
Being financially independent.

Explain a time you refused to be intimidated.
I don’t walk in intimidated to pay negotiations. When I was younger, I was very good at negotiating deals for my employer and terrible at negotiating my own pay. I was afraid that I’ll come off as greedy, rude and even delusional for asking for a certain level of pay. It took one job, when I learned that my male colleagues were earning more than me simply because they asked for more money going in, to change that approach. I was never thrown out of a room for asking for more money. Don’t be intimidated to know your worth.

Fill in the blank. I am ________.
I am a feminist.
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Meet Brittney Colson, Customer Care Manager

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Name one woman who inspires you.
Olivia Pope. Seriously, she defines strength. Anytime I find myself in a pickle, I ask myself ‘What would Olivia Pope Do?’ She does not allow conventional thinking, adversity or mistakes to stand in the way of her own success. She masters all of this while flexing some of the most amazing fashion of our time. Have you seen her jackets?!

How do you define feminism?
Feminism, to me, is the ability to recognize that gender inequality is real and we need a change.

What makes you feel confident?
Big hair. Big curly hair, is beyond beautiful. Defying gravity and refusing to be tamed, big hair is a whisper in the dark that anything is possible.

Explain a time you refused to be intimidated.
School was very hard for me. I was diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD when I was 8. Once I graduated from high school I decided not to go to college, but I refused to work a dead end job! I now work for one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S., and am surrounded by some of the smartest people in my industry. I refuse to be intimidated everyday.

Fill in the blank. I am ________.
I am Brazen.

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So, how do you celebrate International Women’s Day? Head on over to our Insta for more behind the scenes of the Girl Power celebration!