P.S. what did you mean exactly by.. "not many American-born women are becoming programmers.."
Well, in the past seven years I recall working with perhaps three or four American-born female programmers, about 10-20 foreign-born female programmers, and maybe 100-200 males. Thus, by my unscientific estimate, American-born females make up about two percent of all programmers. Not a lot, since they are 40-50 percent of the population.
Any observant person could agree that American-born females are underrepresented in programming jobs, and much much more underrepresented than are foreign-born women.
- does that mean if I was a woman who happened to be born in another country but raised in America - that I wouldn't fit in that sentence?
No, it would mean that you were not part of the phenomenon of American-born women being underrepresented in programming jobs.
Or that other countries are maybe influencing the female gender to rise up and tackle Hi-Tech - while America isn't?
It is my observation that Asian-born (e.g., India and China) women are more likely to become programmers than are American-born women. I do not know why.