“Back when I was starting my business, I used to have a hard time saying that I was ambitious. The word felt loaded with negativity, which I quickly came to realize was a double standard. While men in the workforce are praised for their ambition, women are criticized for it. That’s part of the reason why I started the Tory Burch Foundation, which provides funding and other resources to female entrepreneurs who need help embracing their ambitions. Paving the way for more gender equality isn’t just a matter of justice. Women are good for a business’s bottom line. So let’s keep pushing forward. I’m wishing you all a happy Women’s Entrepreneurship Day.” — Tory Burch

We at Tory Daily are inspired by smart, passionate women who #EmbraceAmbition and find ways to make their communities stronger. For information on the Tory Burch Foundation, which empowers women entrepreneurs to #EmbraceAmbition, click here.