The ever-fabulous Dr. Isis has started a brilliant project called "Letters to Our Daughters," in which senior women scientists write letters of advice to their scientific daughters. If you haven't been reading these yet, I'd encourage you to do so.
So far there have been four outstanding letters, with more to come. I especially enjoyed the first one, from Dr. Pascale Lane, about being a "bitch." My experience supports what she's saying, too. If I'm being called a "bitch," it probably means I'm doing something right!