International Women's Day falls on March 8 and is a day for honoring the achievements of women around the world.
As the globe moves further in the direction of gender equality, women have assumed leadership roles in countless fields. These religious women are bishops, theologians, doctors, activists, advocates, lawyers, and pastors. Each are influencers and leading voices in their fields and offer inspiration to anyone hoping to make change in their communities.
Here are 50 influential religious women making change in the world today -- submit your own inspiring woman to the slideshow!