Great feedback, Tom! I'm optimistic too. Though tech mastery (especially in music) has often been considered the domain of men, and though the phallic nature of the electric guitar has long been noted, personal computers make music tools even more accessible to female musicians. Plus, the internet allows a certain level of anonymity that allows gender to be less at the forefront and more ambiguous.
I'll have to check out Fatima al Qadiri.