The Star Wars franchise has a proud history of featuring strong female characters. Jyn Erso leads a mission to steal the Death Star plans in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Princess Leia takes charge of her own rescue from the Death Star in A New Hope, Padmé Amidala stoically defends her homeworld in The Phantom Menace, Ahsoka Tano confronts her Master-turned-Sith-Lord Darth Vader in Star Wars Rebels, and Rey uses the Force for a bigger purpose in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
These iconic characters continue to inspire and empower today’s generation of young women and girls to be independent and resolute in the face of an increasingly complex world.
Lucasfilm and Star Wars: Force for Change recognize International Women’s Day as an important acknowledgement of the strong, intelligent, determined and compassionate women who continue to inspire us.
Happy International Women’s Day!