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What does it take for a woman to succeed in world politics? Despite the progress made in the last century, there are still few women leaders.

Hear these eleven women talk about how they achieved success. Find out what motivates them and how they overcame the barriers they faced. Can women have it all? Using exclusive material from recent interviews and the BBC archive, follow these profiles to discover what it takes.