I hate that we're still talking about this. We've come a long way from where things were when my mom was graduating from college and I was a little girl. In those days we couldn't play many high school sports (before Title IX) and expectations were fairly low. We went through the whole bra burning '60s and thought we'd made progress and then this year it's all coming back up again. We're treating women poorly and those who want to be in power in our government really don't seem to understand the problem.
I just noticed @Erin F. comment about colleges. Here's the weird/potentially promising thing for women. There has recently been a dramatic drop in the number of men going on to college, and even graduating from high school. I don't recall the figures but it was a topic of discussion at our alumni board meeting recently. Coed colleges across the country are looking at a tipping point for their male/female ratios and struggling to keep it below 60/40 (women/men).
From a personal standpoint, there's always been a struggle between being a mom and being a hard core career person. It's not as easy to balance as some people think. And I've been lucky to be able to work from home and also have a husband on whose income we rely. Many women can't do that but feel the need/pressure/desire to be moms first and foremost. It's a tough struggle. I only wish we were thought of as equals and paid as equals. On the other hand, at least we can play high school sports!