From math teacher to Turing winner Newsmakers CNET News.com
This is a good interview with Frances Allen (IBM) who is the first woman to have won the Turing Award - which is like the Nobel Prize for Computer Science.
Frances Allen received the award for her development of Parallel Processing - something that is taken for granted nowadays. She speaks about how there are not many women in Computer Science. You can read about her take on outsourcing as well.
BTW, she will be in India soon.