Amy Pascal on Hillary Clinton: ‘That Last Glass Ceiling Has Been Shattered’

Amy Pascal
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Hillary Clinton made history on Tuesday night by becoming the first woman to clinch the presidential nomination of a major political party. She marked the milestone with a Tweet which read: “To every little girl who dreams big: Yes, you can be anything you want — even president.”

That message resonated with leaders in other industries including Hollywood. As co-chair of Sony Pictures Entertainment, Amy Pascal was one of the few women to lead a Hollywood studio. Variety asked Pascal, who is now the head of Pascal Pictures, to reflect on what that barrier-breaking moment means to her. 

Amy Pascal: “I, like many other women of my generation, never realistically imagined that in our lifetime, we would see a woman standing as the leader of one of the two major political parties. Not because we didn’t think a woman could handle the job but because none of us could imagine how someone was going to find a way to break into that macho boy’s club that ran the political system in our country. Well, now that last glass ceiling has been shattered by Hillary and it is thrilling to know that little girls across the country and around the world will finally and realistically be able to believe that there is nothing that they cannot accomplish and no goal that they can’t reach. It’s a great day!”

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  1. Phillip Ayling says:

    Amazing that a woman who has beaten down creatives, below the line workers and Hollywood’s middle class is allowed to pose as a cheerleader for this pretend event of social progress.

  2. i’m cambodian but i support Hillary to be next USA’s president. History has come… gogogogogo hilarry

  3. BillUSA says:

    It’s a good thing she didn’t choose a medium gray for her outfit lest she appear a North Korean dictator.

    God help us if she is elected President. I care not that a President be a woman – just not THAT woman.

  4. Conscientious Objector says:

    This was the woman who joked that Obama must only like black movies, right? And who was sending snotty e-mails about Angelina Jolie? But she’s still a big shot who’s political opinion makes news! What a country!

  5. lynnkaelber says:

    Amy, this is tone deaf and not true. It’s not even the last glass ceiling for white women (LGBT) much less the last glass ceiling for African American women.

  6. EricJ says:

    Kurt Russell, NO!!

  7. khowse says:

    Funny how some women continue to harp on the “ceiling” (and the mythical gender pay gap) as having limited their opportunities while others, like Oprah never let these “obstacles” get in her way. But alas…that was at a time when success was earned through hard work. Which, as we all know, is simply not how it’s done today lol…

  8. EricJ says:

    Amy…We voted for her to get away from Trump. You know that, we know that, and even SHE knows that. (But she’ll spend the next five months pretending she doesn’t.)
    Any other candidate, it’d still be a close race for Bernie.

  9. dryedmangoez says:

    Many women and men want a woman to be President… just not Hillary. Duh.

  10. WTF Guy says:

    This a headline makes? Ugh.

  11. millerfilm says:

    So, that vial woman endorses Hillary? How appropriate! Birds of a feather…

  12. Yarimir Yarimri says:

    Thanks to Pascal, little girls can also aspire to being run out of a studio for inappropriate behavior… in cluding email-related shenanigans (like Hillary).

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