A former female colleague and I were talking. She went much further in her career than I did, made more money, got promoted, etc. etc. and it was well-deserved. Meanwhile I got married, had two kids, and inherited some money when my parents died. I never was able to put in the time at work that she did. She recently reached a ceiling at work and got laid off. I am still working in a job several tiers lower. We have an equal amount of money saved to invest and I still have medical benefits. How is this fair? What message does that send to women?