I started college as a music theatre major and saw it wasn't going to lead anywhere interesting. My dad was an engineer, and software engineering was a brand new thing in the 80s. It was challenging and fun.
Companies once again (!) realizing that process and SQA are important and necessary, and women's voices are important to be included in that process.
Don't let the bastards get you down. Speak up and say what needs to be said.