I have always a bit skeptical about gender issue but recently I changed my mind and recognize it’s important, mainly because now developers have greater influence in society than they had before so lack of IT skills by parts of the population will make their voice even less heard in the society overall.
So following the example of Eleonora and Lee, I’d like give my two cents contribution to the Ada Lovelace Day — Bringing women in technology to the fore .
I have no specific role models to indicate but I would like to recommend this great podcasted lecture on this topic by Jan Cuny.