Candid Conversations About Women

CCAW watercolor with logoMen are assumed to be ambitious until proven otherwise. Despite the workplace gains of the past six decades, our culture is still ambivalent about female ambition. Women themselves often feel that the word that implies selfishness and a willingness to climb over other people on the way to the top.

Because modesty is a hallmark of femininity, even very successful professional women tend to downplay their ambitions. Jennifer Allyn, Diversity Strategy Leader at PwC led a candid conversation about women in leadership pointing out that ambition doesn't have to be a dirty word.

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