According to Beyoncé, “diva is the female version of a hustler.” That certainly describes Peggy Olson, who went from being Don Draper’s assistant to his lead copywriter and probably best friend. Olson wanted more and she went after it. As one of the only female ad executives in the industry, she does a good job of holding her own while demanding respect. This wasn’t easy for women of the ’50s and ’60s. The best offense is the Peggy Olson defense. Go after everything you want in life with veracity. Goals and ambition are how you get ahead. Hard work and determination are how you remain at the top.