11 Strong Female TV Leads

It’s important for young women to see women in independent and powerful roles on TV to look up to. In 2016, there were many female leads that were great role models and showed how far women on TV have come. In honor of Women’s History Month, here’s a list of 11 of those strong and influential women on TV today.

1. Leslie Knope- Parks and Rec

2. Khaleesi Daenerys Targaryen- Game of Thrones

3. Olivia Pope- Scandal

4. Cristina Yang- Grey’s Anatomy

5. Mindy Lahiri- The Mindy Project

6. Jessica Pearson, Suits7. Peggy Olson- Mad Men 

8. Lorelai Gilmore- Gilmore Girls

9. Annalise Keating- How to Get Away With Murder

10. Galina 'Red' Reznikov, Orange is the New Black

11.  Olivia Benson, Law and Order: SVU