DEVELOPING A GANG OF BOSS WOMEN THE ‘SHONDA’ WAY
When Shonda Rhimes signed a mega-deal with Netflix last year, it sent shockwaves throughout the TV industry. She made her mark with smart and screen-glueing dramas such as Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice and Scandal, which told stories centred on tough female leads whose careers were in much better shape than their love lives. Believe it or not, these are real-life occurrences.
“Make some friends. Find some new sisters. Come together, work together, brag together, be powerful together and whenever we can we should be lifting one another up because lifting someone up is what lifts us.
Some of the Hollywood powerhouses she has around her include Viola Davis, Aja Naomi King, Kerry Washington, Channing Dugney, Issa Rae and unsurprisingly former FLOTUS, Michelle Obama. She is proof that to be truly successful, you have to surround yourself with a gang of boss women who have your back no matter what. Shonda taught us that the true key to success is having a gang of boss women to uplift.
“Be a person who pulls other women, new women, different women, into your circle. Widen your circle to hold more people. Lose your judgments of who someone is based on what you’ve heard or what you assume.”
This should be a pointer that we need to pull in more women in our circles. One woman’s win is a beep that another win is fast rolling down.