Television in the 2010s was marked by trends like the popularity of anthology TV, the death of the antihero protagonist, and, crucially, the rise of female showrunners creating female-centric television. It’s something women themselves can hardly believe is happening—and they’re hungry for more of it.

At a 2018 gathering of female TV creators who, in a nod to author Virginia Woolf, call themselves “The Woolf Pack,” Jenny Bicks (Sex and the City, The Big C) told journalist Joy Press that when she was coming up in Hollywood, she didn’t have female mentors.

“Very few of us had female mentors,” said Bicks. “If you are a showrunner who started when I did, there were a few women, like Diane English (Murphy Brown), but it was pretty much all men.”