Successful women in technology show the same attributes of success, the same human capital, and the same work values as senior level men. Women hold 24 percent of technology jobs, yet represent half the total workforce. Here's an interesting white paper from the Anita Borg Institute. Since 1997, ABI has developed tools and programs designed to help industry, academia and government recruit, retain and develop women technology leaders.
Check it out: http://anitaborg.org/files/Senior-Technical-Women-A-Profile-of-Success.pdf