17 Wonderful Women in Charge

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These ladies aren't afraid to show everyone who's boss.

From the incredible mentors and the fun-loving women we wish we could work for, to the powerful ones we wouldn't want to cross, here are 17 of the most awesome female bosses on TV.

1. Diana Trout (Younger)

Diana Trout (Younger)
Diana Trout, played by Miriam Shor, is the one who gives Liza her new job at Empirical press. She's the one who gives Liza a chance and offers her a job. Though she's actually sort of terrible to work for, we've slowly started to see her softer side.

2. Diane Lockhart (The Good Wife)

Diane Lockhart (The Good Wife)
Played by Christine Baranski, Diane Lockhart on The Good Wife is one of the most powerful female characters on television. She's tough but compassionate, and isn't afraid to say it like it is.

3. Lorelai Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)

Lorelai Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)
The fast talking, passionate Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) started as a maid at the Independence Inn, worked her way up to management, then eventually became the owner of the Dragonfly with Sookie. And hey, there's good news, because we haven't seen the last of Lorelai or The Dragonfly, since a Gilmore Girls revival is coming to Netflix!

4. Jessica Pearson (Suits)

Jessica Pearson (Suits)
The bottom line? Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres) on Suits gets things done, and she does it with grace. She's fiercly loyal, intelligent, and reliable. Just whatever you do, don't get on her bad side.

5. Camille Saroyan (Bones)

Camille Saroyan (Bones)
Camille Saroyan (Tamara Taylor) is the kind of boss we'd all like to be able to work for. She looks out for her people, bends the rules when she has to (maybe too often) and she isn't afraid to get her hands... um... dirty.

6. Claire Dunphy (Modern Family)

Claire Dunphy (Modern Family)
Claire (Julie Bowen) on Modern Family may be still finding her footing as the boss at Pritchett's closets, but hey, she's trying. Don't ever underestimate Claire Dunphy.

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