I have had a tremendous experience as a female attorney focused on data privacy. I view entry to the data privacy field as a real opportunity for women. The profession is quickly evolving and the need for more privacy professionals expanding with it, giving women in the field an opportunity to prove themselves and take on significant responsibility early on.
Speaking anecdotally, in the data privacy world I observe increasing numbers of women holding senior roles on the cutting edge of privacy. I myself have had the pleasure to have multiple brilliant and supportive female (and male) mentors in this field, and notable leaders in the field are female. I hope for these trends to continue.