The pressure for women to do—and be—everything is high. And women are feeling it: only one-third of women are confident in their life choices, seven in 10 are stressed out. Women today—some more than others, certainly—have more choices available than ever before. But such choices come with risk and reward.
Like work itself, I believe ambition was placed into humanity at creation and that it is an innately good part of what it means to be human. However, ambition also has a shadow side. How can we embrace the good of ambition, without letting it get the best of us?
No matter the industry or the task, workers today want to be personally connected to and invested in the work. They want to know its social and environmental impact. They want to be part of creating a better work culture.