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25 Women Under 25 Everyone Should Look Up To

Girl power.

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3. Shweta Katti

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This 20-year-old's story has inspired thousands. After growing up in a red light district, she travelled across India conducting sex-ed workshops, and then secured a full scholarship at an American college.

4. Tashi Malik and 5. Nungshi Malik

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These 23-year-old twins made history when they became the youngest mountaineers ever to scale the highest peak on every continent and make it to either pole of the earth – a feat known as the Explorer's Grand Slam.


7. Dipika Pallikal

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In 2013, this youngster became the first ever Indian to break into the top 10 of the World Squash Rankings. Now 24, she continues to be one of the best players of the sport in her country.

9. Deepika Kumari

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Deepika Kumari was only 16 when she brought home the 2010 Commonwealth Games shooting gold medal. Now 21, she has already hit the number one ranking in her sport.


12. Trisha Prabhu

The 15-year-old, who is currently a high school student in Illinois, developed an app called ReThink. The app alerts you when you're about to send a potentially hurtful message online, and is used to prevent cyberbullying.


14. Alia Bhatt

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Bhatt wowed Bollywood critics and fans alike when she played a kidnap victim in the movie Highway, only her second feature film, in 2014. She is now 22 years old.


25. Harnaam Kaur

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The 24 year-old U.K. resident, who suffers from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome which results in excessive facial hair growth, spoke out about her condition and became an icon for many who find it difficult to come to terms with their own bodies.

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