06/24/2015 07:00 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

7 Things Every Woman Can Learn From Mindy Kaling

June 24 marks the momentous occasion of Mindy Kaling's birth -- and the perfect excuse to bask in her wisdom.

It's been a notable year for Ms. Kaling. Her brilliant tweets basically won everything, and she broke the Internet with her "Wreath Witherspoon."

Kaling has always been open about what it's like to be a woman on television -- specifically a woman of color -- and how she handles criticism of her appearance. "I definitely get hurt when people say mean things about my body," she told Good Housekeeping. "But it's not the most important thing in my life."

And while Fox may have cancelled "The Mindy Project," you can't keep a good Mindy down. The show was ultimately saved by Hulu.

In interviews, Kaling continues to offer thoughtful advice to women and young girls about career success, making one's own way in life and not caring what everyone else thinks. Here are Mindy Kaling's seven best pieces of advice to women:

On how to be successful:
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On the importance of representation:
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On being girly and a boss:
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On how to treat other women:
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On how to tell your best story:
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On how to be a trailblazer:
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On the motto every woman needs:
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