Many an Orthodox woman working at her profession or other occupation has managed to do exactly that. I count many among my friends who have done so.
Are you asserting that because you have friends that have careers that this is somehow Patristic?
Moreover, Lydia, the seller of purple, and benefactor of St Paul and the early Church, was a successful businesswoman. Tabitha, raised from the dead by St Peter, was a much-loved seamstress. Etc.
Just out of curiosity, where were Lydia's kids while she was selling fabrics? I imagine they were with her, tending to the family business. Nothing wrong with that. And how many tailors did Tabitha displace so that they could not support their families? And obviously, neither was a dentist.
Forgive me for being frank, because no offense is meant in what I am about to write. Writing that there were women who worked ever is hardly a defense for large numbers of women now seeking a career and contributing to a huge social problem, which is that Orthodox men are struggling greatly to support their families.
Rah rah women's equality and equal pay propaganda and justifications do not solve the problem. So-called "no fault" divorce exacerbates it. The Patristic writings state pretty clearly than men are expected to provide for their families. Women working is a luxury, not a right. And when the responsibility of the man is attacked by women flooding the workplace, then divorcing men in large numbers (usually over finances), it really brings to light an incredible hypocrisy in the position.
I have seen the product of generations of children growing up with career oriented mothers and rah-rah equality pushers. The result is not pretty. In fact, I would be so bold as to assert that the result is devastating to boys, and perpetuates the problem with girls. It is evil. And the economies of the world are in bad shape. At least in the USA, men can't find work like women can. Perhaps it is better elsewhere... I haven't seen any evidence of it.
Your arguments that a couple of women worked a long time ago just don't make sense, especially in light of the fact that there was no affirmative action and no equal work for equal pay laws in their time. And how does this relate to the conversation in which the roles of the sexes are blurred in the modern day?