It’s Hard Work That Creates Change

Shonda Rhimes

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"Dreams are lovely. But they are just dreams. Fleeting, ephemeral, pretty. But dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It’s hard work that makes things happen. It’s hard work that creates change."

Shonda Rhimes (1970-) is an American television producer, television and film writer, and author, best known for her work on the shows Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and How To Get Away With Murder.

She was named one of TIME magazine’s 100 People Who Help Shape the World in 2007, published a memoir in 2015, and recently entered a multi-year development deal with Netflix. Not to mention that she and her shows have won several awards, such as the Golden Globe Award, the Directors Guild of America Diversity Award, and the Writers Guild of America Award.

Nikol Chen (she/her)

Digital Content Manager, Laidlaw Foundation

Hello! I have been with the Laidlaw Foundation for over 2 years, helping us strengthen the global Laidlaw community and expand our programmes to break the cycle of poverty, reduce inequality, and develop a new generation of leaders.

I am originally from Kazakhstan and I studied Human Sciences at UCL. I am a fan of all things human- and design-related, as well as an avid swimmer, obsessive podcast listener, documentary enthusiast, and film photography fan.

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