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Arianna Huffington And Pat Mitchell Discuss Women And Power At The Paley Center For Media

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"Women often have a harder time with the word ['power'] than men," Arianna Huffington said last night at New York City's Paley Center for Media, where Pat Mitchell, the Center's president and CEO, interviewed Arianna about her life and her personal path to success.

The conversation, part of the Center's She's Making Media series, touched on Arianna's early life and the role her incredible mother played in getting her to Cambridge to the early success of her book to her life as a writer, wife, mother, and most recently, the founder of the Huffington Post.

Discussing how ambitious women are perceived, Arianna quoted Marlo Thomas, who was a Paley Center She's Making Media honoree last spring, "If you are a man, to be called 'ruthless,' you have to be Joe McCarthy. If you are a woman, you just have to put somebody on hold."

For more of Arianna's thoughts on women and power, watch the clip above.

What do you think? How can we change the way driven women are viewed?

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