I was lucky to get to know one very successful woman. She is psychotherapist. I met her on the training course (for personal development) which she was conducting. Her husband once asked what she would choose: career or family. And she have told that she would pick career because family cannot give her all what career was giving: social status, respect, fulfillment, financial independence and many other things (very honest reply to a husband :) ).
In life of women there are no easy choices. But if you know in your hart who you really are and even if the road you choose is a bumpy one, do not hesitate, just start going!
Go girls! Go women! Go ladies!