AceShowbiz - Reese Witherspoon is "so proud" of her Hello Sunshine production firm after it was named as one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential Companies.
The actress and businesswoman features on one of five new covers for the latest expansion of the annual Time100 franchise, for the first time highlighting brands which have made an extraordinary impact around the world.
Reese shared her cover on her Instagram page on Tuesday, April 27, and expressed her awe and gratitude at having made the prestigious cut.
"If you told my third-grade self, the one who started her first business customizing hair barrettes out of her desk, that one day she would be on the cover of Time Magazine as a businesswoman, She would have said, 'That's So Rad!' *or something very 80s like that," she captioned the image.
"Honestly, I can't properly express what a humbling experience it is to be recognized by @time as a business leader. (It's sort of feels like AHHHHHH / eeek/ gulp/ sob!) [sic]," she continued.
"I'm so proud of my company @HelloSunshine. The minute my career became about amplifying other women's voices, and creating more for others, the world opened up for me in the most incredible ways."
Reese went on to pay tribute to "all the incredible people" she works with at Hello Sunshine, where productions like "Big Little Lies" and "Little Fires Everywhere" are focused on adapting books by female authors, as she declared, "FEMALE PARTNERSHIP is the most POWERFUL FUEL on the planet."
"Thank you to the enormously talented women who have collaborated with me and shared their stories/ screenplays/books with @hellosunshine and @reesesbookclub," she concluded. "My biggest hope is this cover might inspire other little girls to think 'I can do that!' Because women will change the world. One story at a time."
The Oscar winner was inundated with congratulatory messages from fans and her celebrity friends, with her "A Wrinkle in Time" co-star Oprah Winfrey commenting, "You earned it. You deserve it. Vision +InTention+ Diligence+ Dedication + Passion + Execution = YOU on the cover of TIME! Congratulations [sic]."
"yaaaaaaaassssssssss such a powerhouse [sic]!" celebrated Halle Berry, as Mindy Kaling, another "A Wrinkle in Time" castmate, simply posted, "The best", as Reese's "Big Little Lies" co-star Zoe Kravitz added, "you goooooooooooooooo girl [sic]."