Being ambitious is about wanting — really wanting! — to succeed. I take ambition for granted. That’s because I’m surrounded by women entrepreneurs, and after all, ambition is the key requirement for going into business for yourself. I love seeing the positive results ambition brings to the lives of these entrepreneurial women.
I always thought it would be easier for mature women than for younger women to make ambition work for them. The baby boomer generation has had a lot of opportunity to define their values and learn from their mistakes, so you would think they have a better handle than the younger set on balancing their working and personal lives.
Not so. The millennial women I work with nowadays have such clarity and commitment to the global picture — I’m impressed. The boomer generation had to prove they could measure up to men. New women entrepreneurs already know their value and are confident in themselves.