I personally believe that the strongest, most confident women are also the ones who carry themselves with dignity. They seem almost untouchable by the pettiness or meaness of spirit that surrounds them. What I find most admirable is that their strength isn't measured by how loudly the proclaim its presence to the rest of the world. They don't need to; it's inherent in everything they do.
....It's one of my aspirations to be counted among their number. =)