Academy award winner Reese Witherspoon has drawn a huge line in the sand for women with a moving, fist-pumping speech about female ambition at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall in New York.
Reese explained how she was absolutely sick of the lack of female leads in films and so she decided to establish her own film making company to create more movies with a female heroine.
She spoke about her own experiences rising through the ranks of Hollywood and how from very early on in life she was basically told not to be ambitious.
“I remember when I was 18 years old and applying to colleges, I had this male college counsellor, and he said, “Don’t even bother applying to Stanford, sweetie. Your SAT scores aren’t good enough.” But I did it anyway, and I got in.