Is "She is her own woman" typically used to deliver what I wrote in the title means? Or is there any better expressions?

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It depends on whether you want to describe this quality as a positive or a negative. Some positive expressions:

She is a free-thinker.

She is a free spirit.

She's an independent woman.

She does it her way. (as in the famous Frank Sinatra song)

She carves her own path (through the world)

and various others. Some negative expressions:

It's her way or the highway (meaning, either do it how she says to do it or leave)

She's stubborn as a mule.

She's set in her (own) ways.

She can be pigheaded

and various others.

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