Selina Meyer - Veep
She was Vice President, then President, and now an ordinary citizen, but Selina Meyer worked her way to the top and worked hard at it. Even though she had many hurdles to jump through and was basically ignored by her male counterparts, she never gave up.
Jacqueline Carlyle - The Bold Type
Jacqueline is like a mother to the ladies of The Bold Type. She's strong and confident and is able to balance a demanding career and family. She never hesitates to lend an ear or offer some sage words of advice to her employees. She's not quick to judge because she understands what it's like to be in their shoes, and she wants them to succeed not only in their careers but in their personal lives as well.
Diane Lockhart - The Good Fight
Tough as nails yet chic with perfect hair and a perfect sense of style, Diane Lockhart is a classic. She takes her career seriously, yet she makes time to have fun. And while the world goes crazy around her, she maintains her composure coming up with ideal solutions for whatever problems might arise.
Cathy Bradshaw - Mum
Losing a spouse is one of the hardest things a person can face, but Cathy Bradshaw has survived. She showed us the difficulties of rebuilding a life while dealing with grief and how to move on with dignity and grace. She doesn't aspire to be anything than what she is because that's what makes her happy, and she's excellent at what she does. We can't help but love her for it.
Catherine Cawood - Happy Valley
Despite all the chaos around her, Catherine Cawood keeps it together with a wicked sense of humor and a realistic outlook on life. Balancing the demands of work, home, and a burgeoning romance, she's tough as nails and doesn't let anything stand in her way.
Olivia Benson - Law & Order: SVU
One of the strongest women on television, Olivia Benson is a no-nonsense lieutenant dedicated to bringing justice to victims of sexual abuse. As a survivor herself, she accepts whatever challenges she may face with strength and skill and is an expert at balancing her stressful career with raising a young child.