Take the Criticism
Mary Lou Jepsen talks about the advantage of being one of a few woman in a professional setting: heightened visibility.
MARY LOU JEPSEN: As a woman in any field, you're underestimated, but you're remembered. So if you've got your face out there and you do good work, people will remember you. It's one of the only advantages you have. So I would say use it. Present your work early and often and take the criticism. Really learn from it, and take it pretty much to heart and try to do better each time.