This CNN article is aimed the right way, but kind of perpetuates the very sexism it’s trying to combat.
Quick, name a couple of famous female coders in the vein of Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates. Nobody comes to mind, eh?
Actually, more than a few come to mind. This is six just off the top of my head:
Joanna Rutkowska is fucking awesome — the security research she does is virtuosic. I probably identify with her the most because her interests align most closely with my own, but all of the women hackers I named above are doing very high-level, important work and should be more widely known.
But I know them already and pay attention to their work. So should everyone else.