Young ladies strive for success
Young, successful women may enjoy letting their hair down on the weekend and going out in the best hip hop clothes, but a recent PEW Research Center Study has found ladies are more serious about getting ahead than men of a similar age.
According to the study, 66 percent of women interviewed between the ages of 18 and 34 admitted that having a successful, high-paying job is important to them. Just 59 percent of men in the same age group also had this desire. Women also placed getting married and having a family higher up on their priority list over men of the same age.
"They're not backing away from wanting a successful marriage and wanting to be a successful parent," Kim Parker, the associate director of Pew Social and Demographic Trends, told MSNBC. "They're saying they want all of those things."
Women continue to take the initiative in terms of getting ahead both financially and in their personal lives and it may have something to do with the plethora of solid female role models ladies have today.
BET reports VH1 recently aired a special featuring famed celebrity stylist June Ambrose. During the video, Ambrose opens up about how she balances her fabulous career with spending quality time with her family.
"I feel like my career and my personal life have become one because my career is so personal," Ambrose said in the video, according to BET. "I have children so I've learned when to shut down. I've learned then to put the phone down. I cook a meal because I love to cook and creatively it's an outlet and I think those things still allow me to be creative, but it allows me my family time as well."
Ambrose also admits in the video that she is an independent woman and she "never wants to wait on a man." This attitude may not work for all relationships, but it shows young women out there that it is possible to have your cake and eat it too.