On Monday night, the Feminist Majority Foundation (publisher of Ms.) held its 10th annual Eleanor Roosevelt Global Women’s Rights Awards honoring showrunners Shonda Rhimes and Jenji Kohan. The organization recognized the two women for changing the face of media and presenting female characters who defy stereotypes and reflect real women’s lives.
Cast members from the women’s series—including Scandal, How To Get Away With Murder, Orange Is the New Black and Grey’s Anatomy—graced the staged and declared themselves feminists, offering high praise for their showrunners. Click through the slideshow below to read some of the best quotes of the night.
Photo of Shonda Rhimes, FMF president Eleanor Smeal, and Jenji Kohan and photo of Viola Davis by Lester Cohen. Other photos by ©Maya Myers Photography.