I believe there are disproportionately few women heading interesting tech startups; that this is bad; and that it’s neither their fault nor their preference. I’ve posted about that in women in entrepreneurship and about the gender gap on my main blog, and I’ve read the arguments in Vivek Wadwha’s thoughtful post on TechCrunch and elsewhere.
If you disagree, that’s your right, but I’m not arguing about it here. I’m saying it’s obvious and moving on.
In fact, I want to cite a nice counter-example here: Women 2.0’s Female Founder Successes of 2010: a great list, with a lot of interesting examples. And I don’t mean to imply that these successes in any way diminish the importance of the problem, or argue against the fact that there is a problem; just to say that some great women are making it, regardless.
Congratulations to every one of them.