The International Women's Day, originally known as the International Working Women's Day, is traditionally celebrated March 8.

The day is celebrated to recognize the contributions of women and their existence in the society.

According to regions, the celebrations vary from celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political and social achievements.

Women are not behind men when it comes to achievements - be it economic, political or social. For example, women always find a good presence on Forbes' list of world's richest people. There is no exception this year also.  

Christy Walton has topped the list of world's richest women consequently for seven times on the list.

Click here to see the top five world's richest women.