Can you guess who these notable female politicians are?

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This portrait was taken in 1977 and this woman is an advocate for gender equality.

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ANSWER: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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This woman was named TIME magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ in 2015.

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ANSWER: German Chancellor and Head of the Christian Democratic Union Angela Merkel


The woman pictured here in her high school yearbook would become her state’s first female governor. 

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ANSWER: Former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin

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This woman once worked as an attorney for the Children’s Defense Fund before going on to have a long career in politics.

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ANSWER: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton 

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This woman won several awards for teaching while working as a professor at Stanford University.

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ANSWER: Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

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This woman was an actress before becoming a trusted adviser to her husband while he served as president. 

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ANSWER: Former first lady Nancy Reagan  

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The woman on the left side of this picture is the first female to lead a major congressional party.

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ANSWER: U.S. House of Representatives Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi 

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The woman seen here lecturing a law class at the University of Pennsylvania would also become a politician and US Senator. 

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ANSWER: Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

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The woman pictured here had a major role in defeating Communism.

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ANSWER: Britain’s former Prime Minister Baroness Margaret Thatcher

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This woman has run for President of the United States twice. 

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ANSWER: 2012 and 2016 Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein

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The woman pictured here worked as the Chief Executive Officer for one of the world’s largest information technology companies before pursuing politics.

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ANSWER: 2016 Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina

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The young girl at the far right of this picture became the first woman appointed to the United States’ highest court. 

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ANSWER: Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

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The woman pictured here is an advocate for children’s education and worked as public school teacher. 

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ANSWER: Former U.S. first lady Laura Bush

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They are some of the most notable and influential women today. From Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Margaret Thatcher, these powerful women have broken barriers and earned their place in history.

While some of these leaders have raised eyebrows over their controversial stances on topics or lead the fight towards a revolutionary cause, there is no doubt about it — they’ve helped pave the way for girls and women everywhere.

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