One of the wrong-est(?) influences and images of a powerful woman for me comes from one of my earliest memories of seeing a movie on the big screen with my favorite, real-life woman (my mom): Wizard of Oz.
She blew me out of my mind: the Wicked Witch of the West.
Smart, fierce strong, and caring: a perfect combination that leaves men (and young ladies) quaking in their boots.
Special shout out to Margaret Hamilton for bringing this character to life!