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Hilldale in Madison celebrates International Women's Day

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Thursday is International Women's Day, and Madison is celebrating its own influential and achieved women.

The Hilldale mall is home to many locally owned businesses. 8 are owned or managed by women.

Some of the women have a message for young entrepreneurs: don't give up.

"Don't give up," said Brittany Graber, owner of Ulla Eyewear. "It's hard, it's a challenge, there's a lot of support, especially in the Madison community."

"Whether its [a] small or big [business], there are all these resource and tools out there now that make it more manageable," said Jen Van Wart, owner of Twigs.

Twigs, Ulla Eyewear, The Home Market, Bowl Of Heaven, Story Book Ballet, and Playthings are all owned by Madison Women.

Title Nine and Evereve are managed by women.

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