Talk to the hand, Cary.

They’re ruthless, driven and will stop at nothing to get to the top.

But before you start getting too excited about our definition of a working girl, let’s get one thing straight; our favourite working girls comprise of ambitious and determined women who show us how to best survive not only womanhood but the world in general (though we’re sure that they probably have used their sexuality to their advantage, somewhere along the way).

The silver screen has blessed us with amazing examples of ambitious females who have survived chapters of everyday life with acumen and style that rivals many leading men. From surviving high school, Wall Street and the 50s, we have comprised a list of leading women who have risked and challenged everything to get what they want.

Who run the world? Girls.