A century and a half before Kamala Harris became the first woman on an winning U.S. presidential ticket, Victoria Woodhull was the first woman to run for president. Katherine Heigl is producing - and starring in - the remarkable story of this feminist icon in a new limited series. Heigl stated, "I cannot wait to tell the story of this woman who would not be stopped in a time that forbade her to even start.”
“We have in the thousands right now, but we also know that this is a very big industry. The more people we can get to take the survey, the better we are going to be able to provide really important and effective solutions to the issues that are raised and give us a broader picture of what’s going on in the industry.”
Unsung Heroes is about the untold stories of incredible women who overcame adversity to become pioneers of their time. It will profile women who were highly accomplished in their fields, but did not receive the acknowledgment for their achievements and how their stories have impacted history. The first hero to be profiled is the Asian American female silent screen star of film and theatre, Anna May Wong.
“If you didn’t get staffed, it’s because you got outcompeted, plain & simple,” Slack wrote on Twitter. “Other writers, both men & women, had better samples, better recommendations, & better meetings. It’s okay. I’ve had years where I got outcompeted, too. If you focus on raising your game instead of buying into the bullshit that the system is rigged (it’s not), that next job will come your way,” he concluded. “Trust me. Hope this helps, & I wish you the best of luck."
“What’s amazing about our station and fantastic about Seattle in general is we have three awesome women who are very strong within our station itself, and some of them are in positions of power. But if you look at Seattle, it has one of the highest percentages in the nation of women in firefighting, so that was a really important aspect to me in thinking about setting the spinoff.”