In the Guardian, a discussion of the disturbing lack of women in New Media:
The rarity of women in the field of technology makes it hard to establish good networking opportunities. “It’s a great shame, because women are particularly good when it comes to the usability of a site,” says Austin. “They are good at giving and taking advice, and when they design a page they tend to be concerned not just with how it looks, but also how it works. It may sound stereotypical, but men are often so carried away by the beauty of what they have designed they forget to think about whether it is user-friendly.”
On that note, go to Untold (now!), currently a fine portal for female designers, but with ambitions to be the community and source for information and issue concerning female designers.