More magazine did their third annual workplace report and found that 43% of women in the workplace described themselves as less ambitious than 10 years ago. According to the findings, women today want to be able to have more flexibility in their careers and more “me time.”

Times have changed and more women have decided that they no longer want to live to work, but rather work to live. The study also finds that women no longer desire to have their bosses jobs. It comes down to the age old work/life balance. The question has always been asked if we can have it all. More women are choosing a happier quality of life over working 50 hours a week or more in order to get that promotion.

It isn’t neccessarily about wanting a marriage and family, but just having a life. Apparently climbing the corporate ladder is no longer the top priority for working women. They want to make a living, but want to be able to leave work in the office once they leave for the day instead of taking it home with them.

Are women cutting themselves short with this new mentality or rather putting themselevs and their livelihood first? Talk about it!

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  • Isis

    I wrote a comment on my phone but it didn’t go through. I agreed with Apple. I don’t want to be a slave to corporate America. I’m in and out. If that makes me less ambitious than so be it.

  • Nothing wrong with this at all. If anything, you are cutting yourself short by NOT having a balanced life. You don’t feel your life is full and complete by climbing the corporate ladder, then that’s fine. Not everyone is meant to do that.

  • Laila G.

    I think women now days dont always necessarily think about kids and careers at the same time….we tend to think career now, kids later….i was the same way- wanted to have it all together before i got married and had kids…now im married, and want children and im still building my career. but what ive learned is this: no matter how much you have it together, anything can happen and it could fall all apart in a sec. I said that to say, its all in what you want. We have alot of children being raised by nannies, and daycares and unfortunately for some raising themselves. Times are like they use to be when we had neighbors who looked after each others kids, like when my mom and aunties were growing up….now days something has to sacrifice, you have to decide at the end of the day which more is more important to you….aside from that- i think every woman’s ambition shouldn’t be measure in terms of career and money and we shouldn’t be offended it the choice of ambition isnt that…we are intitled to our own lives…there are far more ways than one to have ambition…dreams run bigger and deeper than a corporate latter I tell you that!

  • This is exactly where i am in life. I’m 30 with a husband and a daughter and I’m tired of working long hours and never being there to enjoy my child. I just got laid off and I’ll be honest that I’m not mad about that. I got a generous severance package that will allow me to spend time with my daughter while exploring my passion which is writing. I’ve always made my own money since the age of 15 so I’ll definitely continuing earning money on a PT basis while working from home. Most of my friends feel the exact same way.

  • I don’t this is a new concept at all. I did the workforce bit for years and I wasn’t happy in my role. Yeah, I achieved upward mobility in my company but it really wasn’t the life for me.

    I enjoy being home with my daughter and taking care of things on my end. Being a SAHM / Homemaker isn’t for everyone, but I found a role that I love waking up to and facing everyday.

    I love how these days women do have a choice, and each woman decides what will work for them.