It's also shockingly easy to start out as a woman in tech, and get sidelined. First step is getting assigned the task of documentation, which is surprisingly easy. All you have to do is make the mistake of using complete sentences in an email.
Second step is getting good at technical writing. Time passes. Third step is getting laid off. (Perhaps the whole company got bought out, and the acquiring company already had a tech writer.) Fourth step is hunting for a new job when literally all recent experience is documentation/technical writing.
Fifth step may be QA or QC or tech writing. Sixth step though is the kicker, being interviewed by a kid young enough to be your son, who has no freaking idea that there was ever a world without a computer science degree, and wonders why you don't have one.