It is so frustrating when women make comments like the one quoted above. Why should a woman who has risen in the ranks be looked down upon, by a less qualified individual at that, for working the hours necessary to succeed? We wonder whether the associate has considered that, by being ambitious, dedicated and rising to the level of partner, the woman she is silently judging may be a great mother who is modeling excellent behavior for her child(ren). Beyoncé proclaimed that women are "strong enough to bear them children, then get back to business." This is why we can't help but think the female associate's comment would warrant a Beyoncé "girl, what?" reaction.