“The only limit to success is your own imagination” – Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes, 51, is a Hollywood powerhouse with a gargantuan list of awards and accolades. She’s the producer and writer behind Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder, among other shows. After signing a $150 million exclusive, four-year deal with Netflix, Rhimes hit the ground running with the wildly successful Bridgerton, a romantic and scandalous period piece that was one of the streaming service’s rise to the upper echelons of Hollywood took intense drive and determination, but when Grey’s Anatomy debuted in 2005, Rhimes star began to burn brightly, resulting in her being named one of the 100 most influential people by Time magazine in 2007.

“Don’t dream, do.” – Shonda Rhimes

After a period of introspection, Rhimes took a year to erase “no” from her vocabulary, an experience she documented in her 2015 book Year of Yes. That transformational process helped her face her fears and shortcomings.

Rhimes lost 110 pounds along the way, focused her energy on her health in the same way she had done with business opportunities and her duties as a single mother of three children. She found balance and became more present in the world.

With three more seasons of Bridgerton in the works, and a new series called Inventing Anna set to debut this year, Rhimes continues to shine.