A League of Their Own is widely regarded as one of the best sports films of all time. The 1992 film, which was directed by Penny Marshall, who passed away on Monday, left its mark as a funny and poignant female-driven story of friendship and the fight to play ball.

It grossed $130 million worldwide, coming in right behind Marshall’s 1988 hit, Big to become the second female-directed film ever to do so.

In the wake of Marshall’s passing, the Cut asked influential women to reflect on how A League of Their Own informed their own lives, and what Marshall’s legacy means to them. Here are their responses.