SHONDA RHIMES, CREATOR OF THE HIT SHOWS “SCANDAL” AND “GREY’S ANATOMY”
Rhimes, 43, is a newcomer to the roundup of female power players, and was chosen because of her profound impact on popular culture. “Her shows are mini-empires—and major moneymakers—for Disney’s ABC,” Fortune wrote. “We bet Disney CEO Bob Iger returns her calls.”
Other notable women who made the list included Indra Nooyi, the chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, at No. 2; Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating office of Facebook, at No. 5; and Marissa Mayer, president and CEO of Yahoo, at No. 8.
And for the first time ever, one woman who has always made Fortune’s MPW list dropped off: Oprah Winfrey. Her cable network, OWN, seems to have overcome its startup struggles and is drawing bigger audiences, but the business isn’t big enough to put Oprah, No. 50 last year, on the 2013 list.
Reprinted from the Afro American