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International Women’s Day: the Legends and Leaders to Know

Image: Sayu Bhojwani

Profile of Sayu Bhojwani, the founder and director of the New American Leaders Project (NALP), as an Asian American "force for good." Her work focuses on training and supporting the next generation of Asian American leaders in the U.S.. André Chung / for NBC News

In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, NBC Asian America is taking a look back at a few of the inspirational Asian American and Pacific Islander women we have been honored to feature. From social activist legends to legislating trailblazers, in real life and in comic/character form, here are some of the formidable women you should know.

Grace Lee Boggs is seen during an interview for her PBS documentary, "American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs."
Friends of Grace Lee Boggs -- seen here in an interview for her PBS documentary, "American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs" -- are seeking help from her community and supporters across the country to alleviate her mounting healthcare bills. Quyen Tran / PBS/"American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs"

The Legends

Image: Judy Chu, Al Green,  Jan Schakowsky, Juan Vargas, Jared Polis, David Cicilline, Luis Gutierrez
Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, on the implementation of President Barack Obama's executive actions to spare millions from immediate deportation. J. Scott Applewhite / AP

The Leaders

Getting beyond 'Pale, Male and Stale' 2:22

The Changemakers

Off Color: Comedian Jenny Yang 3:18

The Trailblazers

Marvel's new comic book, "Silk," tells the story of Cindy Moon and her crime-fighting alter ego.
Marvel's new comic book, "Silk," tells the story of Cindy Moon and her crime-fighting alter ego. Courtesy Marvel

The Characters