A man who graduated high in his class at Yale Law School and made partnership in a top law firm would be celebrated. A man who invested wisely would be admired but a woman who accomplishes this is treated with suspicion.
I am sorry to think that you do not get a man's most effective criticism until you provoke him. Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness.
If it is surely the means to the highest end we know can any work be humble...
Tell the truth work hard and come to dinner on time.