"If financial success or career advancement are necessary for you, never accept an opportunity from an organization that employs a lot of women." From a private conversation with a college professor of mine and advice that's served me well.
In the eighties, I was a little kid who put together model buildings out of notebook paper and Scotch tape and spent days on end playing Monopoly with my best friend. What I've done over the last decade is pretty much the same thing. I began buying, renovating, and renting dozens of properties during Architecture school, where I mostly learned how to stay awake for six days straight.