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  • to be a good person, and I wanted to get it with principles – that’s true ambition. The other type is desperation. My biggest ambition now is to become an organized person. It might seem like nothing, but I’m telling you, I’ve been trying it for 50 years and I still can’t do it. In parts of my life I am disorganized; a procrastinator. My god, that’s been a hard one to conquer. If I don’t want to do certain things, I don’t do them. I
    am a rebel in that way. And then I get into trouble, like when you don’t do your homework at school.
    I am better with exercise, I am better with food, but I am still not where I should be; I am getting older and I still don’t have the discipline. I always find excuses for myself – and they’re all brilliant,

    “Women Work harder than men and demand More of themselves, yet they have the sensation they don’t do Enough

    To All Women: You Are More Than Enough
    We are a lot more demanding of ourselves than men are. It’s a horrible sensation – we’re not enough at work; we’re not enough for the guy who’s cheating on us; we’re not enough for our children who always want more of us, no matter what we give. My husband has a company that is very
    feminist [Hayek is married to François-Henri Pinault, the chairman and Ceo of luxury fashion conglomerate Kering]. They do a lot of studies on how to empower women and I’ve learned some really interesting details. Women work harder than men and are more demanding of
    themselves, yet they have the sensation they don’t do enough, and therefore they are less daring about asking for a better position or salary. Men do a lot less, they are less demanding on themselves and their standards are lower, yet they feel entitled to ask for a raise or a promotion.


    Ambition Is A Good Thing 
    I wanted everything, but I wanted

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    Lorenzo Serafini; skirt by Erdem; belt by Prada; ring
    by Repossi
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    Erdem; ring by Pomellato

                    
    Credits

    Words: Emma Sells. Fashion: Jessica Steuart. Photograph: Bruce Anderson

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