I would love to see more women in this business personally. However, with the demanding off hours and last minute weekend emergencies it can be very difficult for many of them to maintain a household at the same time. This reminds me of a meeting I was once in where the manager stated that all the DBA's and Network Admins had to work late into that night on-site to get a big project into production and the one single mother said flatly. "I have children to pick up from school and feed, bath,and put to bed tonight. I'm sorry I just cannot do that." Well, to make a long story short, she did not last long there. For many of them, their after-work schedules, marriage, and children priorities prevent them from being able to keep the kind of strange off hours that this type of job often demands. :-D
"Technology is a weird thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other. ...:-D"