Forbes, "Don't Ask For Permission - Forging New Paths And Going Your Own"

One of the most significant moments in my career is one that my younger self felt scared and even embarrassed by – I quit. More specifically, I left my first post-M.B.A. job in finance (in equity at a French bank) after only two weeks. While two weeks is admittedly an incredibly short amount of time to make such a drastic move, it was long enough for me to understand what my expected role was, and it wasn’t at all the position I signed on for. The tension of working in an office where my gender meant being expected to answer phones, make coffee and fulfill administrative tasks not remotely in the realm of my job description was a discredit and disservice to my education, work experience and abilities.