Women and young girls everywhere should be feeling the power and inspiration of the female presence in the boardroom, in the classroom, and even in our living-rooms as we watch their giftedness and their talent on our flat-screen televisions! Women are doing so many amazing, incredible, and remarkable things with their lives and many of them have decided to share with all of us the trials and tribulations associated with getting to where they are by writing their story in books. Writing has always been a natural conduit for sharing thoughts, ideas, beliefs, and values by which man has lived, thrived, and survived. Thank goodness Shonda Rhimes, Taraji P. Henson, Simone Biles, and Margot Lee Shetterly decided to pen four of the best-selling books of our time.
In the memoir and self-help book, Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person, Shonda Rhimes, executive producer, writer, and creator of ABC television series Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away With Murder, shares how an introvert like herself changed her life by saying ‘yes’. It was her sister who challenged her to say yes to unexpected invitations to Hollywood parties, speaking engagements, and media appearances. Ms. Rhimes shares how accepting these opportunities were not only transformative but life-saving.
To read the full article, pick up a copy of the Mar/Apr 2017 issue of ONYX.