Don't let men, and even other women demean you or put you down in any way, stand up for who you are and what you want in life. And it's not all about getting the best job as as man, or climbing the corporate ladder, it can just be about having the right to choose to stay home and raise your children, the most important job in the world. If that is what you want to do, and it fulfills you and completes your purpose than you have the right to do that, and you can make it happen. Don't ever let anyone put you down for having a different choice or purpose in life, stand up for what makes you happy and fulfilled.
And above all, love yourself. So often we as women, who have a natural tendency to be nurturing and put others in front of our own wants and needs, need to learn that it is okay, and very important to take care of ourselves first in order to be able to help the others we choose to help. Without self love and confidence in ourselves we are only limiting ourselves in what our choices are, and the ability to act on those choices. Take time to really get in touch with who you are, what you want out of life and follow through on it.