Issa Rae says female creative voices have been amplified

File-This June 25, 2017, file photo shows Issa Rae arriving at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Rae said she feels that women’s voices have been amplified in the film and television worlds, and she’s happy to be a part of the group leading the change and opening doors for others. “I do think there’s a renaissance in so many different ways,” the actress said at NFL’s Women’s Summit in Minneapolis on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. “We have a newfound power, a newly rediscovered power. We’re like, ‘...We can speak up, and we can get stuff done, and we can make it a change, and we can reclaim our stories.” (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Issa Rae says she feels that women's voices have been amplified in film and television, and she's happy to be part of the group leading the change and opening doors for others.

The Golden Globe-nominated actress says she thinks "there's a renaissance in so many different ways." She spoke Friday at NFL's Women's Summit in Minneapolis.

She says women have "a newly rediscovered power."

Rae created, produces and stars in HBO's "Insecure." Her remarks came on the heels of Greta Gerwig's Oscar nomination for best director with "Lady Bird," making her just the fifth woman nominated for the prize.

Women's stories on television have done well at the Emmys and the Golden Globes, with major wins by "Big Little Lies" and "The Handmaid's Tale."

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