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Will We Ever Be Able to Trust 'Ambitious' Political Women?

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 04.08.2016 | Women
Joanne Bamberger

In our culture, women's ambition has long been portrayed as something bad or evil while an ambitious man is lauded and seen as well qualified for whatever position.

The Gratefulness Paradox: Can We Be Profoundly Grateful for All We Have, Yet Still Strive for More?

Joyce Shulman | Posted 04.08.2016 | Parents
Joyce Shulman

Is it possible to strive for more, desire more, work for more while still being deeply, profoundly grateful for all you have? Will being grateful make you complacent? I'm not sure, but it is what I've been working on for the past two months.

The New Goal of Women in Business

Cat LeBlanc | Posted 01.19.2015 | Women
Cat LeBlanc

I know tons of women who have grand ambitions for their lives. Big, ambitious dreams -- they just don't happen to involve a corner office or a Fortune 500 company.

The Audacity of Political Women: Why Is Ambition a Bad Thing?

Barbara Lee | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics
Barbara Lee

What does it signal to society when a person as accomplished as a former secretary of state, U.S. senator, and first lady is described as having "extraordinary, irrational, overwhelming ambition"? What is the message to a young woman who gets stellar results but is labeled "too assertive" or "abrasive"? Nothing good.

Rebecca Adams

This Is The Face Of Female Ambition | Rebecca Adams | Posted 10.08.2014 | Women

Over the last 40 years, ambition and success have become loaded terms, especially for women: Now that we can do it all, does that mean that we should?...

I Want To Be Girly AND Ambitious When I Grow Up

Leah Kashar | Posted 03.12.2014 | Teen
Leah Kashar

Don't be afraid to go after your dream and don't be afraid to be ambitious and say it out loud. Feminist is not a dirty word, and neither is ambitious.

The Real Reason Most Women Work

Slate | Posted 11.01.2013 | Women

Last week, Vice co-founder and conservative jerk Gavin McInnes threw a sexist temper tantrum on HuffPo Live, insisting that ambitious women are mostly...

A Letter to Myself at 20

Debbie Burgin | Posted 09.08.2013 | Women
Debbie Burgin

I'd tell that 20-something-year-old that even though her plan is to focus on her career, she should take no-fail, bulletproof precautions to insure that nothing derails that plan. Specifically and especially, a man. Any man.

On Being Beyonce: Can 'Bow Down' Take Down America's Newest Sweetheart?

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 05.19.2013 | Black Voices
C. Nicole Mason

Beyonce can claim it all: fame, fortune, a doting husband, beautiful daughter and the world at her fingertips. The question is why she would compromise it all by releasing a song like "Bow Down"?

Having It All Starts with Defining 'ALL'

Maura O'Neill | Posted 11.02.2014 | Women
Maura O'Neill

Like Ann-Marie, I made sacrifices when I went to Washington, leaving behind a husband and house in Seattle for an amazing set of public service opportunities. Her willingness to share her struggles and bare her family's story makes the conversation about women having it all palpable.

What Women Really Need At Work

Ilene H. Lang | Posted 03.10.2012 | Women
Ilene H. Lang

The misguided assumption that women are less ambitious than men puts companies at risk of underutilizing talented women and overlooking -- or outright dismissing them -- for key roles.

A Vision of Power: House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi And Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Deborah Stambler | Posted 11.23.2011 | Women
Deborah Stambler

Power and ambition are still not considered ladylike terms. Rather than despair over the image of Lady Macbeth and her murderous power play, I went to New York City last week for The WIE Symposium, where I had the opportunity to speak with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. I asked them both about how we can change the largely negative connotations our culture has surrounding women, power and ambition.

The Best-Kept Secret: Women Love Power, Too

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia Reynolds

I do believe it's true that women give away their power. But first women have to have power in order to give it away.

What We Teach Our Daughters About Ambition

Susan Shapiro Barash | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Shapiro Barash

Whatever our own journey, the message should be that our daughters find satisfaction in their success, despite our generation's complicated trajectory.