• Ava Jane Josef

Six Shows to Watch on Netflix with Empowering, Strong Female Leads:

Here are some of my top picks of shows starring strong, empowering women! Some are powerful, some are struggling, some are a little weird, but the thing all of these women have in common is how they are role models for women everywhere. Enjoy!


1. "How To Get Away With Murder"

Annalise Keating (played by Viola Davis) is a criminal defense lawyer who teaches a college course called How To Get Away With Murder. She selects a group of students to work at her firm, but they soon get entangled in a murder. This show is captivating and dramatic. She is a powerful, brilliant and a strong role model for women everywhere.


2 . "Grey’s Anatomy"

Greys Anatomy follows Meredith Grey (played by Ellen Pompeo) as she becomes an intern at Seattle Grace Hospital. Throughout all 17 seasons, she has faced many traumas and hardships. It is empowering to watch Meredith grow into a strong, independent leader, mother, doctor, and woman.


3. "Queen's Gambit"

The Queen’s Gambit is about Beth Harmon (played by Anya Taylor-Joy) in her journey to become the world’s greatest chess player. She faces addiction and emotional issues as she tries to conquer the male-dominated game. This show focuses on how she begins to overcome her hardships to reach her goal.


4. "New Girl"

New Girl follows Jess (played by Zooey Deschanel) as she moves into an LA apartment with three boys. She is funny and a little weird, but that’s why we love her. Throughout all of her relationships and strange encounters, she always stands up for herself and the people she loves.



5. "Supergirl"

Supergirl is about Kara, the cousin of superman, who decides to use her powers for good. She protects National City from evil monsters. While superheroes are mostly male, Supergirl defies all assumptions and expectations!


6. "Stranger Things"

“Stranger Things” stars five kids in the 1980’s as they try to defeat supernatural beings and uncover government secrets. Eleven (played by Millie Bobby Brown) is the only one with supernatural powers, and all the characters rely on her to help defeat their enemies. She is a powerful, strong leader among her friends.

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