Top 10 Most Empowering Women on TV Today
When Tina Fey accepted Emmys for both acting in and writing her sitcom "30 Rock" last Fall, it wasn't just a personal achievement. This was a coming-of-age moment for the New TV Woman, embodied by her character, Liz Lemon. Strong, talented, self-assured, and absolutely central to their shows, these characters are no one's second fiddle. Some actresses have said there's never been a better time to be a woman on TV, and even veteran movie stars, like Glenn Close and Holly Hunter, are choosing to grace the small screen. So it's high time we paid homage to the most empowering women characters on TV today.
Our criteria? We decided that a character must have strong faith in something important to her; she must have overcome or be struggling with hardships that make her a better woman; and she must empower or inspire viewers by the example of her own character. The decisions weren't easy, so check out these women who made the list.