Is Blake Lively leaving Hollywood for Harvard? Not exactly. Lively has admitted that one of her goals is to go to college, but not just any college. Blake wants to obtain a business degree from Harvard.
Opening up to Britain’s Stylist Magazine, Lively said of her impressive goal, “I have a dream to go to Harvard Business School, and one of these days I will do that… in my spare time!”
Okay, so Lively isn’t leaving Hollywood in the rearview, but she might want to after those abysmal box office numbers for her new film The Age of Adaline. The film, which is Lively’s first time leading a movie, came in at number 3 at the box office, and only made $13 million. That coupled with mixed reviews from critics is probably enough of a reason for the star to rethink her future.
Fortunately, Lively is already an entrepreneur, and acting is just one of the many things she does in her busy life. The actress started a lifestyle website called Preserve. Similar to Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop, Preserve mixes commerce and storytelling through artistic visuals.
Speaking about the lack of opportunities that women get as business owners, Lively said, “There are a lot of women in business, but they don’t get enough opportunities. If you look at the facts, women spend the most on e-commerce sites, yet less than 30 percent of the companies that venture capitalists fund are female-driven, even though female-run companies are the most successful. Women connect with other women. So why are we are not looking at the numbers?”
Blake brought up Hillary Clinton running for president as a good example of women making strides in America.
“The fact that we have to be proud of this advancement is a bit upsetting. I think whatever side you stand on, the fact that there’s never been a woman leading this country where there are women leading households and leading companies, is a bit upsetting. What makes people think a man is more equipped to do that than a woman? Nothing.”
As of right now, Blake Lively might just want to stick to taking online classes. Lively and husband Ryan Reynolds just welcomed a baby girl named James in December. As for why her daughter has a boy’s name, Lively said that it’s a family name and that it would be fitting since she has a boy’s name as well.
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