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What FNL's Tami Taylor Can Teach You About Career Success

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    Career Contessa — an interview series of women and their inspiring career stories — goes beyond the résumé by highlighting actionable tips for success that you can really use.
    By Ryan Burch 

    Tim Riggins may be the eye candy you're obsessed with on Friday Night Lights, but I'd argue that Tami Taylor brings way more to the table.

    Over the years, I've found myself pleasantly surprised by the number of inspiring, kicka** female characters on television. It's refreshing to see female characters who consistently stand up for themselves, and aren’t afraid to challenge the men (or anyone, really) in their onscreen lives.  

    Although there are many TV characters I could highlight, Friday Night Lights' 'Tami Taylor (played by the lovely Connie Britton), garners my highest praise. Tami is sharp, fair, and feisty — the epitome of a successful, independent woman. She consistently challenges the school's booster club and the other attention-hungry citizens of this football-obsessed town in order to bring more attention to education and the students who need help. Standing up to the men of the town is an arduous task, and one that leads to personal and professional attacks against her. Although this dramatic series can be at times, well, overdramatic, there's always something to be learned from the fearless ways Tami Taylor handles her business.

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