This year we brought the ambition to you! The Embrace Ambition Series visited cities across the country to shatter stereotypes and empower women. Here are some of the best moments of the week.

Did you miss the Series? Watch every moment here.

 

 

1

When asked about her advice for the next generation of girls, equal pay activist Lilly Ledbetter told Tory that, “They should set their goals high and never accept less…there are so many trails to yet be blazed in this country!”

 

2

Artist Le’Andra LeSeur reminded us that being exactly who you are is enough.

 

3

Picture a scientist and inventor…odds are you didn’t imagine a 13-year old! Neither did our San Francisco attendees, but Gitanjali Rao proved that there is no age limit or gender restriction on changing the world!

 

4

She hid her gender for more than a decade for the love of the game. Top-ranked squash player Maria Toorpakai Wazir shared her story about being an athlete in a part of the world where women aren’t allowed to play sports. 

 

5

Glamour’s Editor-in-Chief Samantha Barry sat down with young activist Jacqueline Means to discover how she is shattering stereotypes in her community.