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1. 11 Most Powerful Women On TV

11 Most Powerful Women On TV

Nothing makes you prouder to be a woman than turning on the television screen and catching your favorite actress fixing the White House’s problems, saving…

2. President Constance Payton

President Constance Payton

There’s no woman on TV right now, more powerful than Alfre Woodard, who could fire, hire and fire Olivia Pope again and again if she…

3. Olivia Pope

Olivia Pope

There is no woman other than Kerry Washington who could take on the role of Olivia Pope. Like Kerry, Olivia Pope’s presence demands respect and…

4. Dr. Jean Fishman

Dr. Jean Fishman

Dr. Jean Fishman is the chief of Shulman & Associates’ admitting hospital on “The Mindy Project.” Dr. Fishman, played by Niecy Nash, is a “take…

5. Linda Vasquez

Linda Vasquez

It seems some of the most powerful women on television are currently running the Nation’s Capital and Linda Vasquez is no different. Sakina Jaffrey played…

6. Elizabeth McCord

Elizabeth McCord

Téa Leoni stars as Elizabeth McCord on the hit show “Madam Secretary.” McCord is a former CIA analyst and college professor who was promoted to…

7. Margaret “Peggy” Olson

Margaret “Peggy” Olson

Elisabeth Moss plays Margaret “Peggy” Olson, the copy chief of Sterling Cooper & Partners, on the show “Madmen.” As the first female writer at the…

8. Dr. Rainbow Johnson

Dr. Rainbow Johnson

Tracee Ellis Ross plays Dr. Rainbow Johnson, an anesthesiologist, on the ABC’s “Blackish.” While I was skeptical about this show at first, it’s become one…

9. Carrie Mathison

Carrie Mathison

Claire Danes stars as Carrie Mathison on the Showtime series “Homeland.” Mathison studied language at three different universities before graduating Summa Cum Laude from Princeton!…

10. Alicia Florrick

Alicia Florrick

Julianna Margulies plays Alicia Florrick, the main character in the TV series, “The Good Wife.” After her husband of 15 years, attorney Peter Florrick, was…

11. Elizabeth Keen

Elizabeth Keen

Megan Boone goes into full beast mode when playing Elizabeth Keen in “The Blacklist.” Keen, who is a FBI agent, raised herself after her mother…

12. Dr. Miranda Bailey

Dr. Miranda Bailey

Dr. Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson) is a tough shell to crack. Her “Grey’s Anatomy” colleagues refer to her as “The Nazi” due to her tough…

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