My friend, Sam, shared an article with me called "Woman in Technology." Here is the link. In the article Nicole Sullivan-Haas writes about women in male-dominated fields. I particularly liked that she pointed out how women are the assistants:
I mean, just take a look at the fastest growing careers for women. We are veterinary technicians not veterinarians, dental assistants not dentists, medical assistants not doctors. We like to believe we have evolved, but the data speaks to something else.
I can definitely relate as I was the only female in my class at Purdue University (out of about 60 students). I wanted to share this especially as some folks have asked me about my being a woman in engineering lately.