Lots of counter-arguments out there. Some rational, some not.
Leaning into the system may or may not advance you. If you manipulate the system, you'll probably make it some distance up the ladder. Congratulations, how lovely. The truth is, however, getting to the top involves a lot more than just working really hard. It involves playing the game (Game Playing). So the real questions we should be asking center around our values as a society, especially the values we thrust upon women in this society. We don't need to keep pushing, pushing, pushing. What we need is to fucking chill the fuck out.