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BBC 100 Women 2017: Who is on the list?

The BBC has revealed its list of 100 inspirational and innovative women for 2017.

This year, the women on the list will be part of the 100 Women Challenge, tackling some of the biggest problems facing women around the world.

Coming together in four teams, the women will share their experiences and create innovative ways to tackle:

  • The glass ceiling - #Teamlead
  • Female illiteracy - #Teamread
  • Street harassment - #Teamgo
  • Sexism in sport - #Teamplay

You might notice something different this year; when the list was launched in September, there were still 40 spaces to be filled. As the season progresses, more women who have taken up the challenge in some way will be added to the list.

So far 20 new names have been included, bringing the total to 80. But there are still 20 places to fill.

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What is 100 Women?

BBC 100 Women names 100 influential and inspirational women around the world every year. In 2017, we're challenging them to tackle four of the biggest problems facing women today - the glass ceiling, female illiteracy, harassment in public spaces and sexism in sport.

With your help, they'll be coming up with real-life solutions and we want you to get involved with your ideas. Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and use #100Women


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