Creator of hit television shows How to Get Away with Murder, Scandal, and Grey’s Anatomy, Shonda Rhimes has a list of accomplishments miles long. Her strong woman characters— Meredith Grey, Cristina Yang, Miranda Bailey, Olivia Pope and Annalise Keating (played by 2015 Feminist Celebrity Nominee Viola Davis) – to name a few – serve as examples to viewers of how to live boldly and speak their minds. Shonda has worked through her writing and production to continuously weave in themes of equality and feminism. In addition, she has blazed her own trail with her production company, Shondaland.
2015 also marked the release of her new book, the Year of Yes.