Stilettos & Sass: 7 Unforgettable Girl Bosses In K-Dramas

Bold and exquisite, feisty and fabulous, clever and intriguing, delicate and spunky, Ok-dramas have launched us to some empowering and superior girls who encourage and cleared the path in each potential means.

From a CEO to a navy prosecutor, a bestselling writer to a hotelier, these girls hustled, owned the boardroom, and struck the curve balls which got here their means with confidence and sass. Here are seven unforgettable lady bosses in Ok-dramas who’re the poster ladies of grit, wit, willpower, and spunk.

Search: WWW

“The firm might even see me as a protect that takes the blows, however I worth myself,” says Bae Ta Mi (Im Soo Jung), a director at a number one web portal firm. She takes the autumn for her rules and clashes along with her one time greatest friend-turned-boss, Song Ga Kyung (Jun Hye Jin). Bae Ta Mi joins the rival and aggressive firm and aligns with the dynamic Cha Hyun (Lee Da Hee), and her sole goal is to supersede her former group and get again at Ga Kyung in each potential means.

Does a lady have to be apologetic for being formidable and profession pushed? Is marriage the ultimate vacation spot for a lady to steer a satisfying life? The drama drives residence an inspiring message because it showcases the lives of three strong-willed girls nicely previous their 30’s who, regardless of being on high of their sport professionally, tread cautiously as they open their coronary heart to like and romance but by no means lose their sense of self.

These are very relatable girls, and it’s arduous to not discover part of your self in every one in all them. The unbiased Bae Ta Mi, whose work is an extension of her life, reveals apprehension in committing to a relationship with the youthful Park Mo Geon (Jang Ki Yong) since love was by no means on her radar. On the opposite hand, there’s a stifled Ga Kyung, trapped in a crowded and disturbing marriage to Oh Jin Woo (Ji Seung Hyun). And Cha Hyun is a drama fan lady, does that not resonate with so many people? So when she meets the item of her affections, Seol Ji Hwan (Lee Jae Wook), you cheer them on. “Search: WWW” is a nicely written drama, and it’s a refreshing watch as three skillfully savvy girls name the pictures and provides a shout out to their lady tribe that it’s cool to be you.

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“It’s Okay to Not Be Okay”

Go Moon Young (Seo Ye Ji) is superbly haughty, emotionally indifferent, and temperamental. She is every little thing that one wouldn’t affiliate as being a kids’s e-book writer. But Go Moon Young is an impulsive fairytale author who doesn’t prefer to sugarcoat actuality and has no qualms in admitting that fairytales normally come hiding some darkish and unhappy secrets and techniques. The tremendous wealthy and well-known Moon Young is burdened by her personal traumas, and as she is anti-social and extremely unstable, she struggles to create optimistic relationships. But it’s a telling second when she yells on the viewers at her personal fan assembly for humiliating a disabled fan or when in her personal means makes an effort in constructing an in depth bond with the orphaned Moon brothers, Sang Tae (Oh Jung Se) and Gang Tae (Kim Soo Hyun). We see that Moon Young is a forthright and sincere particular person regardless of her brittle and unpopular character. Seo Ye Ji provides a uncooked and actual efficiency in portraying the complexities of Go Moon Young, the lonely misplaced lady who simply needs to be liked and cared for.

“Crash Landing On You”

Super wealthy heiress Yoon Se Ri (Son Ye Jin) is a profitable CEO of her self-made style and way of life firm, “Se-Ri’s Choice.” Se Ri shares an advanced and estranged relationship along with her rich household for whom she is simply an adjunct, seen as a viable enterprise asset to be married to a different. However, Se Ri doesn’t solely have sharp enterprise acumen however has additionally confirmed time and time once more that she far more worthy than her brothers who’re seen because the true inheritors. When a freak accident lands her in North Korea and into the arms of a good-looking military officer named Captain Ri (Hyun Bin), Se Ri is not any damsel in misery however adapts herself regardless of being in so referred to as hostile terrain. One iconic second is when she is deemed useless by her household in Seoul, she returns again and casually but firmly takes again her place on the day of her memorial.

Yoon Se Ri can also be fearless and delicate. She takes a bullet for love, and although she pines for the person she loves, Se Ri isn’t one to wallow in self pity. She is passionate in direction of her work and balances her lengthy distance relationship. The scene when Se Ri wraps her work commitments and dreamily tells her staff that she can be unavailable for a couple of weeks interprets to spending high quality time along with her “Officer and A Gentleman” within the Swiss Alps. Last however not least, Son Ye Jin ups the style and elegance quotient and provides you a glance e-book on easy methods to flawlessly slay at each event.

“Itaewon Class”

Spunky, plucky, and sharp, Jo Yi Seo (Kim Da Mi) of “Itaewon Class” is a wunderkind who might be brattish and impulsive however exudes self-confidence that’s unmatchable. A highschool topper, she will tackle boys twice her dimension and can also be a social media whiz, an influencer who has a razor sharp grasp of developments. However, she prefers to not attend school and makes it a mission to assist Park Sae Roy (Park Seo Joon) succeed as a substitute. Yi Seo is without doubt one of the key parts that catapults Sae Roy’s enterprise from a within the gap bar in Itaewon to a thriving restaurant within the meals and beverage trade. Jo Si Yeo is way from good. Her sociopathic conduct makes her unpopular, she might be insensitive, obnoxious, and domineering, however over the course of the present she develops right into a compassionate staff employee. Kim Da Mi as Jo Yi Seo was a trendsetter too, from her blunt dyed bob to her leather-based biker stylish informal put on, to formal plaid and flannel jackets in vibrant stylish colours, Yi Seo model statements might be greatest summarized as sporty, female, and comfortable.


Lonely, wealthy lady Cha Soo Hyun (Song Hye Kyo) is the CEO of Dong Hwa Hotel, which she has received as a part of her alimony. The daughter of a outstanding politician, Soo Hyun has for essentially the most a part of her life been a pawn, caught between her formidable mom and manipulative mother-in-law. Cha Hyun takes the daring step of strolling out on her marriage of comfort and devotes herself to constructing her enterprise. However, her each transfer is scrutinized and being underneath the fixed highlight, Soo Hyun has hardly lived for herself. But a visit to Havana adjustments the course of her life, and an opportunity encounter with a younger man named Kim Jin Hyuk (Park Bo Gum) lastly provides her the wings she must fly. Soo Hyun throws warning to the wind as she follows her coronary heart and permits herself a second probability at love and happiness. Song Hye Kyo and Park Bo Gum’s on display chemistry made this “encounter” swoon worthy.

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Stylish with a mood to match, the intimidating Jang Man Wol (IU), resident CEO of the cursed Hotel Del Luna, isn’t somebody you wish to mess with. She loves the tremendous issues in life and is unapologetic about her love for cash. But Man Wol is caught paying the worth for her faulty methods previously. An orphan who was raised by thieves, Man Wol by no means had it simple and now has the burden of dwelling for a 1,000 years, managing a lodge for ghosts. She is weary in displaying her weak point and camouflages it with a proud and icy exterior. IU’s efficiency makes you sympathize with this cynical character, who’s resentful, however as you peel off the layers you see a lady who’s hurting and needs to be liberated of her previous. Man Wol is a scene stealer, and her style sport on level. From classic to retro to millennial developments, she carries them with aptitude. Channeling her otherworldly attraction from excessive collared, puffed straight robes to flowing clothes and easy silhouettes accessorized with baubles and hats, IU is glamorously swish as Man Wol.

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“Hospital Playlist”

“Hospital Playlist” charts the story of 5 40 one thing medical doctors who’ve been greatest mates since medical college, and the drama is an ode to friendship. Chae Song Hwa (Jeon Mi Do), who’s the one lady amongst the band of boys, is the glue which binds them collectively. Her 4 buddies, performed by (Yoo Yeon Seok, Jo Jung Suk, Jung Kyung Ho, and Kim Dae Myung), dote on her. Despite their busy schedule on the hospital, they collect in her room to share a meal, can not argue along with her when she insists on singing, regardless that she can not carry a observe, and she or he is the particular person they flip to for recommendation.

But Song Hwa can also be an achieved and dependable physician, a professor whose experience is wanted by her subordinates and mates alike. Also the small facets of Song Hwa’s character, corresponding to her favourite passion being tenting, taking off to spend time alone within the woods, indulging herself with small luxuries like ordering a espresso maker for her workplace, or her silent adoration for one in all her mates, make her one of the actual and relatable characters in Ok-dramas.

Hey Soompiers, which one in all these characters is your favourite lady boss? Let us know within the feedback under!

Puja Talwar is a Soompi author with a robust Song Joong Ki and Lee Junho bias. A very long time Ok-drama fan, she loves devising alternate situations to the narratives. She has interviewed Lee Min Ho, Gong Yoo, and Ji Chang Wook to call a couple of. You can observe her on @puja_talwar7 on Instagram.

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