One of the biggest pressures women face in everyday life is simply being a female. Whether they’re judging themselves or being judged unfairly by others, when it comes to education, work, progress and society in general, there’s a real lack of equality between the sexes.

With that in mind, we’ve decided to take a look at some of the biggest shows on Netflix and see how their leading women can inspire and empower through their actions. Whilst equality is still something being fought for in the real world, there’s a staggering amount of brilliance from the ladies being acknowledged in the world of TV streaming. Here are some of Netflix’s Most Inspiring And Empowering Women…

Sophia – Girlboss

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Based on a real-life story, Girlboss follows the journey of Sophia, a rebellious young woman who decides to take her fate into her own hands when she ends up broke. Creating an online business where she quickly has to learn how to become a boss, she works her way up the ranks of entrepreneurship and provides one of the most compelling and exciting success stories the world has seen to-date.

Kimmy – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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Rescued from a doomsday cult and starting afresh in New York City, Kimmy Schmidt is a woman with the weight of the world on her shoulders – but she’s a pro at hiding it. In this brilliant comedy, we follow Kimmy as she navigates through a world she didn’t think existed anymore, with hilarious results.

Orange is the New Black

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The majority of the Orange is the New Black cast could fit into this category, with the Ladies of Litchfield proving they’re a heck of group, having overcome some incredibly tough challenges to-date. Later this year we’ll get a fifth season of Orange action, where the prisoners will rise up against the racial and economic tensions rooted in the prison. We can’t wait to see how it all turns out.

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

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Lorelai, Rory and Emily Gilmore had been followed for four seasons of change in the original Gilmore Girls series, before this show brought them back almost a decade after that series’ finale. Once again they proved that women can do absolutely anything they put their minds to, bringing viewers into the fold once more and allowing fans to be a true part of the Gilmore family.

Betty and Veronica - Riverdale

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Instead of resorting to having the two leading females in Riverdale feuding over a boy, the writers of the show had Veronica and Betty become the best of friends, working together to solve the biggest mystery to ever rock the small town. Whilst creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has said the love triangle involving the two females will return at some point, it was good to see the pair given proper storylines to kick-start the show, rather than resorting to the easy option.

Prairie – The OA

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Vanishing from her home seven years earlier, Prairie Johnson returns home with a mysterious set of new abilities and quickly gets to work in recruiting five strangers for a secret mission like none other. Despite being shunned by many, Prairie doesn’t allow the negativity surrounding her get in the way of her reaching her objective. That’s something that we can all admire.

Eleven – Stranger Things

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Another young girl with mysterious powers is Eleven, from hit original series Stranger Things. Turning up at a time when a young boy vanishes from a small town, those who come into contact with Eleven quickly come to realise that she’s anything but ordinary. In fact, she’s super-human.

Queen Elizabeth II – The Crown

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What’s more exciting than watching the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II throughout her younger years leading the United Kingdom? Strong-willed and level-headed, The Crown allows viewers a glimpse into the events that helped shape the second half of the 20th century.


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