Happy National Boss Day! See the Most Inspiring Girl Bosses from the Big Screen

In The Intern, Anne Hathaway's Jules Ostin, the founder and CEO of fashion startup About the Fit, befriends and mentors the senior citizen intern (portrayed by Robert De Niro) at her company. - Francois Duhamel/©Warner Bros./Courtesy Everett Collection​

Jules Ostin, The Intern

In The Intern, Anne Hathaway's Jules Ostin, the founder and CEO of fashion startup About the Fit, befriends and mentors the senior citizen intern (portrayed by Robert De Niro) at her company. Francois Duhamel/©Warner Bros./Courtesy Everett Collection​
An owner of her own public relations firm, Kim Cattrall's Samantha Jones runs things her way in Sex and the City. - New Line Cinema/courtesy Everett Collection​

Samantha Jones, Sex and the City

An owner of her own public relations firm, Kim Cattrall's Samantha Jones runs things her way in Sex and the City. New Line Cinema/courtesy Everett Collection​
Meryl Streep may have intimidated viewers as the editor in chief of Runway, but her softer side was exposed before the credits rolled in The Devil Wears Prada. - 20th Century Fox Film Corp/Courtesy Everett Collection

Miranda Priestly, The Devil Wears Prada

Meryl Streep may have intimidated viewers as the editor in chief of Runway, but her softer side was exposed before the credits rolled in The Devil Wears Prada. 20th Century Fox Film Corp/Courtesy Everett Collection
Gabrielle Union hooked us as an uncompromising, fast-talking health inspector who gets a promotion (and her guy) by the end of Deliver Us from Eva. - Courtesy Everett Collection

Evangeline Dandridge, Deliver Us from Eva

Gabrielle Union hooked us as an uncompromising, fast-talking health inspector who gets a promotion (and her guy) by the end of Deliver Us from Eva. Courtesy Everett Collection
Reese Witherspoon brought Elle Woods to life as she embarked on a quest to prove that she had what it takes to be a top lawyer in Legally Blonde. - Mary Evans/Ronald Grant/Everett Collection

Elle Woods, Legally Blonde

Reese Witherspoon brought Elle Woods to life as she embarked on a quest to prove that she had what it takes to be a top lawyer in Legally Blonde. Mary Evans/Ronald Grant/Everett Collection
Julia Roberts's character may not have been a traditional boss, but Erin Brockovich took charge in all senses of the word in this based-on-a-true-story tale of a woman seeking justice from a corrupt power company. - Universal/Courtesy Everett Collection

Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich

Julia Roberts's character may not have been a traditional boss, but Erin Brockovich took charge in all senses of the word in this based-on-a-true-story tale of a woman seeking justice from a corrupt power company. Universal/Courtesy Everett Collection
Judi Dench portrays a tough, smart M, the head of British intelligence agency MI6. She first appeared in the James Bond franchise in 1995's GoldenEye and kept calling the shots for 17 years, until 2012's Skyfall. - Keith Hamshere/Getty Images

M, GoldenEye

Judi Dench portrays a tough, smart M, the head of British intelligence agency MI6. She first appeared in the James Bond franchise in 1995's GoldenEye and kept calling the shots for 17 years, until 2012's Skyfall. Keith Hamshere/Getty Images
Kay Thompson played Maggie Prescott, a sharp fashion editor who guided Audrey Hepburn's character Jo Stockton's modeling career in Funny Face. - Everett Collection

Maggie Prescott, Funny Face

Kay Thompson played Maggie Prescott, a sharp fashion editor who guided Audrey Hepburn's character Jo Stockton's modeling career in Funny Face. Everett Collection