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Top 5 @Netflix_CA shows with a Strong Female Lead #StreamTeam

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International Women’s Day made me emotional this year. It was a reminder of how far we have come as a gender but how much more work we still have to do. I recently blogged about how I use Netflix as part of my self care regiment. The reality though is that when I do watch Netflix (hey self care is important right?!) I opt for shows with a strong female lead.

Some of my faves are:

Gilmore Girls


 The Good Wife


Jane the Virgin

I love that the women in these shows are unapologetically themselves. They are fierce, strong, independent and proud. Being a feminist doesn’t mean being strong all the time and never batting an eyelash when things get tough. It does mean persevering through the hard times and never apologizing for who you are.

I’ve come to embrace Netflix as part of my self care regimen. Last weekend I delivered a keynote address at a Women in Leadership conference entitled “Trailblazers Testimonies” held at McGill University. At the end of the conference we had an all panelists Q&A session. One of the attendees (all of whom were McGill University students) asked about mental health and wellness and how we take care of ourselves. The two panelists that spoke before me gave great suggestions about exercising and meditation. When it came my turn to respond, I told them I would get real. Mental health and wellness is extremely important. I responded that I have started working out regularly and I meditate regularly as well but sometimes after a particularly hard day, all I want to do is curl up on the couch and watch Netflix. When I do, my strong female lead shows are there to keep me company.

What’s YOUR go to Netflix fave? Do you have a theme or specific area of interest you turn to? Let me know in the comments section below.


DISCLOSURE: Please note that I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team and receive certain perks as part of my membership. All opinions are 100% my own.

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  1. I love Netflix, too! I watch while I’m walking at night–such a great way to turn me time into health and fun! Right now I’m watching Call The Midwife and I’ve seen a few episodes of the Lemony Snickett–it’s really good too!

  2. These are all great shows. I think it is important for there to be shows on TV with a strong female lead. Scandal is my favorite.

  3. I have been binge watching Jane the Virgin and I love it. Scandal is another favorite of mine. These are all great shows.

  4. The only shows I’ve seen on this list, is Gilmore Girls. I still haven’t watched the new season. I’m starting all over first! So many great shows to watch on Netflix!

  5. There are so many shows that have strong female leads now. I loved Gilmore Girls when I was younger and it’s great that I can watch it on Netflix.

  6. Ahhhh….. Netflix. We love Netflix! We don’t watch cable television anymore because we love Netflix so much. You listed a few awesome show that we’ve enjoyed too. Thanks!!

  7. My daughter loves Gilmore Girls and is totally caught up. I love Scandal but I need to catch up so I can watch the first runs. The Good Wife got so many great reviews and I never saw any of them so I will consider that for my next binge watch. Thanks for the suggestions.

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