To keep the momentum of #WomensHistoryMonth going, I thought I would share my favorite BOSS women from television and film. If you know me personally, then some of these women shall come as no surprise. Although their characters are fictional (and somewhat dysfunctional), I’ve picked up a few lessons from these women in what it means to be headstrong, hard working, resilient and down right bad ass. Take a look at the list below!
1. Claire Huxtable, The Cosby Show (played by Phylicia Rashad) – Aside from my own mother, Mrs. Huxtable is THE prototype. Successful career woman, loving mother and wife, a FABULOUS fashionista and the O.G. of throwing shade in such a classy way. I still want to be her when I grow up.
2. Olivia Pope, Scandal (played by Kerry Washington) – I’m a #Gladiator through and through, so Liv’s place on this list shouldn’t come as shocker. While she is having a FULL affair with the President of the United States, she is still very good at what she does – fixing problems. And in the words of Daddy Rowan/Eli, “she will always the FORMIDABLE Olivia Pope” — sorry Fitz.
3. Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and The City (played by Sarah Jessica Parker) – Seriously, to live in a penthouse in Manhattan, write books, dress FLAWLESSLY and live in the lap of luxury is my dream. You go Carrie, you go.
4. Claire Underwood, House of Cards (played by Robin Wright) – Or as I like to call her, Queen of the Goons. This chick right here? Man, look — she is my spirit animal. Not only has she built her own world-renowned nonprofit organization, but she has helped herself to become (spoiler alert) the First Lady of the United States. Salute FLOTUS, salute.
5. Jessica Pearson, Suits (played by Gina Torres) – Another feisty lawyer with impeccable fashion sense, Jessica runs the show at Pearson Darby Specter. While she sometimes feels left out of the picture by her partners, she ultimately calls the shots and is always a step ahead of those around her.