Shonda Rhimes, who pretty much owns network television these days with her shows Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder, was recently honored at the Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Breakfast. In her widely shared acceptance speech, she acknowledges that breaking through the glass ceiling in the entertainment business is less about individual success than it is about the collective efforts of all the women who have come before us:
How many women had to hit that glass before the first crack appeared? How many cuts did they get, how many bruises? How hard did they have to hit the ceiling? How many women had to hit that glass to ripple it, to send out a thousand hairline fractures? How many women had to hit that glass before the pressure of their effort caused it to evolve from a thick pane of glass into just a thin sheet of splintered ice?