Technically she's a girl rather than a woman but she shows more maturity than a lot of adults: Malala Yousafzai. The Taliban shot her in the head for promoting education for girls and she survived and just went right on doing what she'd been doing.
Another living candidate would be Agnes Gereb, the Hungarian gynaecologist/midwife who was jailed for attending home births despite her safety record being better than the avearage of Hungarian hospitals.
Queen Elizabeth 1
she was just amazing, and the courage she showed in those days!
I believe where she took England, and her wisdom.
She had to deal with people every day, make the right choices, and have the courage to do it.What a woman!
Good question. I think it's pretty hard to pin it down to one. I also think it's sad they aren't celebrated more (but do let's keep up with the Kardashians). I love Joan d'Arc, I think there were a lot of women in the Resistance in France that were amazing (though often nameless), Harriet Tubman was amazing and so it goes. Interesting to see who else people suggest.