It's official: Women are dominating TV this year. Who's your favorite strong leading lady?
recently told TVLine
that this will be the season her Vampire Diaries
character Elena "stops letting the boys in her life dictate what happens." But she's not the only one taking advantage of the current girl-power vibes on TV. All across the networks, newcomers like Emily VanCamp
's Emily Thorne and icons like Mariska Hargitay
's Olivia Benson are showing the men in their lives who's boss.