Feeling less ambitious lately? You may not be alone. A new survey suggests professional women's ambitions are waning, and that most would prefer flex time over a pay raise.
The survey by More magazine did not focus specifically on female lawyers, but it offers some insight into what professional women -- with college degrees, between 35 and 60 years old, and making at least $60,000 a year -- are thinking in general.
It's also being met with some criticism. As one website points out, the results only seem to promote stereotypes that women have worked hard to overcome.
Among the survey's key findings:
For female lawyers considering a career change, the magazine suggests looking outside of the law. The top 10 careers that offer the best work/life balance are:
The working woman in charge of More, editor Lesley Jane Seymour, says to keep the survey's results in perspective. They're likely more a reflection of today's bad economy than a true decline in women's ambitions, she says.