Okay, now ladies — Taraji P. Henson has something you need to hear!
"Just don't take no sh*t. You know, know you have a voice. Know that your voice is important, and fight until it's heard. That's what I did."
And that perseverance clearly paid off!
The 45-year-old was accepting the well-deserved award for Excellence in Television and dedicated her speech to encouraging women to raise their voices: