“Men rise through the ranks because of potential, but women have to prove themselves.”

November 20, 20151 minute read

— Reese Witherspoon, actor and co-founder of Pacific Standard, a production company that is setting out to change the movie narrative about women by buying up books and scripts about female protagonists.

In an interview in Glamour, Witherspoon described her journey from acting in other people’s movies to producing her own. She said, “I have this drive from my upbringing to be a doer, not just a complainer. I have achieved a certain amount of success, and I felt a responsibility to my daughter and to women in this word to create more opportunities for women.