Oh, goody. I get to be the first woman to chime in! I have mixed feelings. On one hand, the jobs and future certainly demand some familiarity with code, but that doesn't mean that ANYONE should force themselves into a career choice that doesn't work for them just because that's where the money is. I can code - not well enough to get a job doing it - but I CAN do it to enough of an extent that I can start a company and understand most of the technical elements, which is the important point.
Sure, I could buckle down and spend a year getting really good at code and get a job. But I don't want a job coding, I want to design and create experiences that solve problems. Code is just a tool to get there, it isn't a destination.
I like to use a recent experience at the Los Angeles WordCamp as an example. WordCamp is a tech event for users of the WordPress platform. It's a tech event with (by my count) at least 40% female participation. There were women everywhere, in every session: design, security, content creation, business development, user experience, business management. Every session except the coding sessions, those reverted to about 10% women participating. I personally think that coding just doesn't appeal to women on the whole, it's a solitary activity and our gender inclination is more social. But tech is more than code - it's design, UX, UI, ideation, customer acquisition, and business skills.
My opinion is that every school kid should be exposed to code in school and let the ones with a natural inclination for it choose it because they love it. Don't herd girls into code because of a perceived need for it to be a gender neutral occupation - tech is in desperate need of good design, good user experience, and great, great management skills from people who can shape an idea into a product/company that works and delivers value.