Shonda Rhimes Gave The Most Empowering Speech About Women Ever

by Emily Arata

Shonda Rhimes didn't break the glass ceiling. All women did.

While accepting the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award for empowering women yesterday, the television powerhouse behind hits like "Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy" gave a thoughtful speech about feminism.

She's notable for including powerful women and people of color in her programs, but Rhimes says she wouldn't have been able to do it without the decades of feminists before her.

Rhimes joins the ranks of Lansing Award winners like Barbara Walters and Oprah Winfrey.