"Obviously, this is thanks to those who came before and laid the groundwork for this viewpoint to be possible, but to put out there that being a woman in this industry doesn't have to be a battle can only make it more appealing to young women looking to enter the field."
I can't agree more. There is still plenty of misogyny out there, but at least tech is one of the fields where the tools aren't gender-sensitive. As I've said before, the compiler doesn't care if the person writing the code is wearing a black lace bra.
My daughters would find the tech world far easier to participate in then trying to be a police officer, fire fighter, construction contractor, large animal vet, and so many other fields that can be dependent on attributes women are less likely to have-like raw muscle strength.
I can carry a pile of Python books and enough flash drives to tile my bathroom, but carry a man from a burning building? Tip a 1,000 pound cow? And being female has its advantages... in a world where the best code is 'beautiful', we know a thing or two...