Shonda Rhimes is a legend screenwriter. She is responsible for How To Get Away With Murder, Greys Anatomy, Catch, Private Practice and Scandal. These are just to name a few. She has achieved phenomenal success where she owns Thursday nights. This is called Shonda land- when three of her programs play back to back in the US. This alone is enough to explain why I would be supporting Shonda Rimes’ masterclass.
But her personal success isn’t my actual reason. Her phenomenal success is how I know about her. I support her because she is a woman of purpose and she claims that in her work.I’ve heard a couple of interviews where she talks about her need to represent the diverse faces that she sees in her everey day life in her TV shows. What a phenomenal game changer she has been. First prime time tv show to have a black female lead in 40 years (Scandal). Having a purpose I think is the reason behind her success. Check out what she says about having purpose here.
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This is an am amazing talk from Caroline on the power of bravery in girls. She was the 15th woman in fire station of 1,500 men.
Caroline talks about the importance of risky play in young girls as is encouraged in boys.
She notices girls are often taught to be timid and afraid of risk. This can play out in later life as women who don’t speak out, use defrance to be liked and lack of self confidence.
Risky play on the other hand is good for all kids. This develops valuable life skills of hazard assessment, delayed gratification , resilience, confidence trust in your decisions.
Now don’t get me wrong fear is a useful emotion, she notes. But not if it’s the automatic response to every situation.
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In my final post about who are acting with , and in keeping with the season of awards ceremony and the #Oscars – its last years Emmys Actress Round Table.
Its a great panel discussion about being a visible woman and bringing your craft to the public domain, and all that entails. Both pain and pleasure.
It has Kirsten Dunst (‘Fargo’) joined six fellow television actresses for The Hollywood Reporter’s Drama Actress Emmy Roundtable including Julianna Margulies (‘The Good Wife’), Jennifer Lopez (‘Shades of Blue’), Kerry Washington (‘Scandal,’ ‘Confirmation’), Sarah Paulson (‘American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson,’ ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’), Regina King (‘American Crime,’ ‘The Leftovers’), and Constance Zimmer (‘UnREAL’).
- being challenged when stepping up to director
- roles they won’t play
- sexism faced by women
- … and many more great topics
Ok, ok, ok! ’nuff said, get watchin!
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This is an inspiring video.
Living a life of strength and courage is not just about hard graft, striving and reaching.It can simply be about letting more light and love into your life. It can simply about saying yes.
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So where have I been? Because it’s been ages. Two words: America and Canada. I’ll come onto Canada later. Today we start with America.
In October I had the most amazing time in New Haven, about an hour from New York. I went to Yale University to study Leadership. I met some amazing women from around the world; Ghana, Austria, France, California, Mexico, United Emirates… and the list go on. It was truly humbling.
I learnt a lot. In fact my action plan has 63 entries. There was however, one binding lesson running through all the topics. Weather we were discussing negotiation, decision making, giving feedback, innovation or crisis management.
I learnt that good leadership has nothing to do with you and your own personal needs. It’s about being in service to your team and, the objectives of the organisation. Nothing to do with you! Not one bit. Being a leader means to serve others. Full stop.
After queuing for over an hour, we finally got in. While very busy, the portraits were stunning. Above are a couple of shots. If the exhibition comes to a city near you, do try and see them. You will get a chance to see photos from one of the most iconic photographer of our age.
The exhibition kicked off in London and will be shown in Tokyo, San Francisco, Singapore, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Istanbul, Frankfurt, New York and Zurich.
I was quite taken by what to me seemed to me to be a study of women’s leadership. The photos showed women who lead at the grass roots, in the social sciences, politics, business, science, arts and philanthropy. Really powerful stuff.