Laura Brown: I always like to ask women about ambition. Tell me about yours.
Viola Davis: When we speak of ambition as women, it should not just be relegated to work. The power to influence is in the smaller, personal moments. Sometimes with women, we feel like ambition means tough, and that gets mistaken for being mean-spirited.
Laura Brown : You can own your shit without being a bitch.
Viola Davis : The most important thing you can do is own your story. And then pass that story with all of its failures, all the joy, all the lessons learned, all the mistakes, pass it on to a young girl when you’re giving advice. Don’t filter it and channel it into your best moments. I believe when the last person dies who has a memory of you, that’s when you truly will be dead. So what do you want that memory to be?