Here (pulled from The New Yorker article also cited above) are some of Uhlenbeck's poetic words about women in mathematics:
It's really hard for me to describe
to people who are not somewhat near me in age
what it was like for women then ... and it was only
because of the women's movement and books like
Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique
that the consciousness came up that women
could actually do other things . . . if I'd been five years older,
I could not have become a mathematician ... the disapproval
would be so strong ... when I started out as a student, it was clear
the way to become a mathematician was not
to hang out with other women ...
Echoing Uhlenbeck's thoughts with my own, I recall this stanza
If a woman's dance is mathematics,
she dances alone.