The women I know in the electronics industry are informed, talented, accomplished, confident, linear thinking people willing to tackle intellectual and mundane commercial, academic, and domestic situations. Many serve as private mentors for pre-teen and young teen girls gaining extraordinary computing related skills, of course including with Tablet PCs.
These women know when to assert and when to go-along to accomplish value. They make things and make things happen. Their behavior is inconsistent with some of the characterizations in quotes Ms. Ascione cites about why more females do not participate in the industry. In either case, I hope more women strive to contribute to IT, including through education.