I just read a great article by Dorie Clark for those who every feel that they are underestimated in life:
“Don’t Let Them Underestimate You” – https://hbr.org/2013/08/dont-let-them-understimate-you
Although it’s an older article, it’s hits home on several different occasions – especially at work – despite your credentials.
Sometimes, you just have to keep plugging away, doing great work, until somebody notices.
Keep smiling, friends!