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Can-Do Women: Role Models for Young Girls – Photo Gallery

Actresses, musicians and celebs grab headlines. But role models? Not always. Here are 10 positive female figures – historic and modern – sure to inspire your little Rosie The Riveter.

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Let's face it. The females publicized most frequently these days don't always make the best role models for young girls, who need to grow up with self-confidence, class, independence and grit.

So why not kick Kim Kardashian and Lindsey Lohan to the curb and introduce the little lady in your life to these modern-day and old-school inspirational women? From the sciences to politics, the women featured in this gallery are sure to motivate your girl to change the world.

Note: All information from Bio.com. Click on each woman's name for a full biography.

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