When we say, ‘A woman should be independent’, we expect her to be a strong, self-reliant and self-motivated person, who is clear in her thinking, and not caged in the limiting stereotype beliefs that normally hold back people from being their natural self.
To mention some of her obvious and distinct characteristics, an independent woman is:

•Self-motivated. She has her goals and priorities, well-defined in her vision. And she is committed, with a strong drive from within, to achieve those goals.
•Self-reliant. An independent woman has the flair and a strong determination power to fight her own battle. She is capable of managing things while simultaneously taking care of herself and her dependants on her own.
•Frank and clear. She can speak her mind with clarity, spell out her difficulties with discretion, and ask for help or support when needed, so as not to keep the other person guessing in ambiguity.
•Fearless. She is of the type who does not feel intimidated when confronted with adverse circumstances. Also, she isn't afraid to be alone or even do things alone, if need be. She does not feel insecure, and hence exudes steadiness and confidence, wherever she goes.
•Self-confidence. Her personality is such that she doesn't need constant validation from others. She is a person of conviction. If she’s convinced, she will confidently do it, or else she will confidently leave it.
•Honest. She is not in favour of hiding things and living in fear. She owns it if she has done wrong, readily admits her mistake and takes every corrective step that she can to undo the wrong that’s happened.
•Loves being with self. She is happy even when alone for she enjoys being in her own company. Amidst her hectic schedule, she makes sure to squeeze out some time for her self-development too.
•Decisive. She takes her own decisions to fix her problems.
•Wise. You’ll not find her moaning or complaining about things. She rather finds out good alternatives to ensure the job is accomplished to everybody’s satisfaction.
•Self-expression. Her forms of self-expression are unique and strong, clear and vivid.
•Mutual trust and respect. She believes in healthy relationships, that are based on mutual respect and understanding; where both have complete trust for each other.
•Brave. As far as possible, she doesn’t wait around for someone to rescue her. She brave heartedly finds her way out of troubled waters.
•Tough. She is a person who likes to welcome challenges and tries her best to meet them adequately.
•Supportive. Independent woman has a proven ability to handle her own issues and generally, also has the urge and the knack to help others. You can rely on her, since she has the will and she knows to find the ways too.
•Proactive. She is well-aware of the direction in which she wants to move ahead and she proactively spearheads her life to get to the destination she’s selected for herself
•Self-respect. She knows her worth and has respect for herself. Such women hate self-pity! You’ll never find her engaged in negative self-talk, nor does she waste her time in appeasing people for satisfying her needs.

She is someone who stands shoulder to shoulder with her partner and plays an active role through the thick and thin in his life!!

Being gifted with such extraordinary qualities, such women should now look forward to attaining Self-Realization and being instrumental for the cause of salvation of entire world.

Self-Realization means attaining the firm conviction of our real Self i.e. ‘I am Pure Soul.’ This happens when Gnani, the Enlightened One, graces you with the experiential knowledge of your Self!!! The Living Gnani has the ability to make us aware of our Soul in just two hours, after which no worldly sorrows affect us anymore.
Pujya Niruma is a glaring example, who was a lady with extraordinary qualities!!

When she attained Self-Realization (Gnan), she was quite amazed with this Gnan and the Gnani, who graced her with this Gnan. She immediately surrendered herself in the lotus feet of Gnani and resolved to serve Gnani with the thought that, “If I were to serve Gnani and His mission of Akram Vignan, then I can help so many people who are suffering from mental, emotional and worldly ailments!!!”

Please refer to https://www.dadabhagwan.org/spiritual-masters/pujya-niruma/introduction/

Author's Bio: 

Ambalal M. Patel was a civil contractor by profession. In June 1958, spontaneous Self-Realization occurred within Ambalal M. Patel. From this point on, Ambalal became a Gnani Purush, and the Lord that manifest within him became known as Dada Bhagwan. A Gnani Purush is One who has realized the Self and is able help others do the same. Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan used to go from town to town and country-to-country to give satsang (spiritual discourse) and impart the knowledge of the Self, as well as knowledge of harmonious worldly interactions to everyone who came to meet him. This spiritual science, known as Akram Vignan, is the step-less path to Self-realization