An international survey by American Express revealed that Indian women consider ambition as the key to personal and professional growth.
"Ambition is the key ingredient that defines your career graph. While finding your own pace is great, getting comfortable and settling down is not. It is necessary to take risks and getting out of your comfort zone is fundamental to getting ahead," Rituparna Mandal, General Manager, MediaTek Bangalore, said on Saturday ahead of the International Women's Day.
'Ambitious Insights', a recent report by American Express, in partnership with The New York Women's Foundation, noted that India tops the chart among 10 countries in terms of ambition depicted by working women.
The survey stated that 89% of university-educated women in India believe that it is important to have ambitions, compared to the global average of 59%.
Commitment to achieving personal ambitions, such as those related to parenting, relationships or personal health, was also highest in India (91%) as compared to the global average of 68%.
"They say, where there is a will, there is a way. I still remember how my mother kept instilling the seed of ambition in me and how she nurtured this through a dedicated time period. There are many women colleagues at work who face several tough situations on the personal front, but they never give up -- all with the will to succeed and the ambition to reach out for the stars and support from peers," said Jayati Roy, Director, HR, at Barco India.