10 Powerful Female Leads From Our Favorite Current TV Shows!

As a celebratory end to Women’s History Month, we’re compiling a list of our favorite powerful female leads from TV!

With Women’s History Month coming to an end, we want to celebrate some amazing on-screen female characters who inspire television fans to be the best versions of themselves. Keep on reading to feel inspired by these powerful female leads in current TV shows!

Miriam “Midge” Maisel from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Throughout the series, Midge’s goal is to flip the script for women in comedy in the late 1950’s to early 1960’s, and fans would agree that she is doing a pretty damn good job. It’s impossible to watch Mrs. Maisel without feeling empowered to copy Midge’s strength and confidence, both on and off-stage.


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Leslie Bennett from Euphoria

As arguably one of the strongest moms on TV right now, Leslie Bennett portrays the difficulty of being a hard-working, single mother to two young girls struggling through their adolescence. If Euphoria ever has a Mother’s Day episode, we would hope to see daughters Rue and Gia give their mom some credit!


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Catherine from The Great

This historical dramedy is a great example of a politically powerful female lead – after all, Catherine is the longest-reigning female leader of Russia. Her wit and humor is irresistibly entertaining.


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Olivia Benson from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

As one of the longest-running shows in television history, it’s only appropriate that Law & Order portrays arguably one of the most heroic female characters on TV. Who else is excited to see Olivia Benson return to the screen this year?!

Eve from Killing Eve

Like Olivia Benson, Eve is another inspirational woman fighting crime. Eve’s boldness and courage make her difficult job look easy, yet she is always striving to learn more and get better at her job.


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Nicky from Grand Crew

Nicky, played by the incredible and hilarious Nicole Byer, has a zest for life. She is an infectious, confident young woman who focuses on living life to the fullest. Nicky’s personality and take on life is a perfect example for us all to follow!

Sophie from How I Met Your Father

If you need inspiration on living the single life in a big city, look no further than HIMYF’s Sophie. Not only is she learning how to navigate the dating world while living out her dream career, but she is also learning how to love and accept herself through it all.


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Rebecca from This Is Us

Rebecca is undeniably an incredibly strong mom, wife, and woman all around. She always knows what to say, and her advice is spot-on. Who wouldn’t want to have a Rebecca in their life?!


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Janine from Abbott Elementary

Elementary school teachers are some of the most important people in our lives during our developmental years, and Janine portrays the perfect example of a role model teacher. She cares about her students like no other, and always strives to be the best version of herself.


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Pam from Pam and Tommy

Based on Pamela Anderson, character Pam is quite the strong female lead. Her character gives insight on the truths about being a woman in her position, and how to stay strong even through the toughest of times.


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Thank you to all the incredible, strong women, both on and off the screen in our lives! We encourage you to celebrate the end of Women’s History Month with a binge-watch of some of these female-led series!

About the Author

Lauren Weber

Lauren Weber is a Penn State University student majoring in Telecommunications and minoring in Spanish. An aspiring television producer, she enjoys focusing her time on writing, video editing, and producing excellent media content.