According to Reese Witherspoon at the Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards 2015, “Ambition is not a dirty word. It is believing in yourself and your abilities.” And in a recent interview for the Magazine, she had these career advices to give to young ambitious women on their career.
Be ready to create everything for yourself – Don’t be afraid to dictate how you life will go and simultaneously change people’s perceptions of you until they believe in who you are. She said that she learnt this from Mandy Kaling who said that she has never had anything that she didn’t create for herself.
Parents have a part to play in the creation of ambitious young women – As a young ambitious woman, you should talk to your parents about your ambitions. Parents, especially mothers, have the duty and opportunity to change the attitude that being ambitious is an ugly quality in women and that it makes them unlikeable.
Do what you do well – If you want our voices to be heard and for women to be represented in Government, encourage women to run and help them with their campaigns. And when your ambitions pay off, you should give your sisters a little goose out of the door by helping to nurture their ambitions.