... of a word processor. As a technical writer in a hospital engineering group, I was the one who "got the computer" (an early generation IBM PC). I started working with desktop database programs during a financial reporting effort at our hospital, then moved to relational databases, software development, and my second career. In coding and database work, I found a new outlet for my creativity, strengths in asking questions, and interest in storytelling. Coding also dovetailed with my writer's instinct for syntax, structure and organization.
Exploring graph databases; working with mapping, spatial data and geodatabases.
Continued advances in automated builds and deployment, open source.
For young women just entering the field: Always have an active side project, be it paid, volunteer, or your own work for education or enjoyment. Find a mentor to enrich your professional journey.
For women who code: never internalize any marginalization or condescension you may encounter. This can be hard to do, but worth it given the self-esteem and confidence you'll retain. If you're an established professional, give back through mentoring a junior dev, and by volunteering your technical skills as you can to local community groups in need.