If you haven’t read Lea Verou’s post on women in technology – definitely go and read it. It covers everything and is exactly on point, in my opinion.
I really dislike talking about the subject, because I believe in doing instead of talking, and also because the whole notion of the topic is silly and it’s ridiculous how much useless flame it generates online.
I wrote about this before (here and here), that it doesn’t matter who you are and where from, as long as you’re good at what you do. If I am to work with a person or hire someone for my tech team, I would mostly care about whether they are great. Man, woman, alien – don’t matter. Anyways, I won’t go into this discussion, because Lea just nails it. Go read her post right now.