In honor of International Women's Day, natch.
  1. Hermione Granger
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    Insist on taking up just as much, if not more, space as the boys do. Own your intelligence and general badassery.
  2. Kate Beckett
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    Self-confidence starts with dangerously high-heeled boots and a leather jacket; the rest will follow.
  3. Leslie Knope
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    Optimism is not a fool's errand. Never underestimate the importance of friendship and hard work.
  4. Regina Mills
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    No matter how far gone you think you are, you can always come back. Relationships are nearly always salvageable.
  5. Donna Moss & C.J. Cregg
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    Always, always favor idealism over cynicism. Boys' clubs were made to be broken into.
  6. Lorelai Gilmore
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    Revel in your imperfections, especially the caffeinated ones. Love yourself independent of romantic relationships.
  7. Maria von Trapp
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    A little spunk will take your far. When in doubt, ply yourself with your favorite things.
  8. Peggy Carter
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    Your femininity is an asset, even when it feels like baggage. Vulnerability does not come at the expense of strength.