COMEBACK STORY: Susannah Breslin: How I Went From Downsized to Self-Employed in Four Months. “Oftentimes, I read other posts at ForbesWoman that stress the importance of sisterhood, that your innate female characteristics of nurturing and support will get you through the hard times, that acting like a man in the professional realm will be your great undoing. I disagree. In fact, based on other articles I read, I began to gather that I was having trouble finding jobs initially because I was acting like a girl. . . . If I’d waited around for someone to save me, I’d still be waiting.”