Oprah, Reece, and Mindy Talk about Ambition.

Have you seen Oprah’s interview with Reece Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling? What starts off as a chat about their movie A Wrinkle in Time turns into one of the most empowering conversations I’ve heard.

To watch this diverse group of powerhouse women talking openly about such personal topics not only makes great television; it’s emblematic of a shift that is happening in our culture.


The three talk about women giving themselves permission to be outwardly ambitious and why it’s been such a dirty word in the past.

RW: I thought, We need to start reframing this word ambition. Because it isn’t about being selfish, it’s about wanting to create more and do better for communities, schools, the world. 

MK: It’s true. Ambitious, when applied to a woman, almost means ruthless. Used for a man, it’s considered a great compliment. But if someone called me ambitious, it’d almost feel like shade. 

You can read the full interview here.

What were your thoughts after watching the video?




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