Must be a regional (or national thing), there seem to be quite a few women in GIS in the states, or at least the Bay Area. I work three part time jobs (well two part time, one contract). In all three cases my direct supervisor is a woman. Not sure what to say other than keep at it, if there aren't enough women in GIS in your area now then that's a perfect opportunity for you to be the role model to help pull them in. Good luck!
Hi thanks for all the replies, I read them after I posted a while back and left replying a while as I thought things over. Then I got caught up with work and so on, sorry.
I had to think about it because I wondered if in fact it was being the only woman, or rather the only GIS person, or at least, if I am in a team, we either don't work together or they are away all the time (like in meetings). I think it is probably the latter because as long as I have one or two people I can talk to every now and then during the day I am ok, though it sucks when I have a problem with my work and have to google the answers all the time. I think I was more upset with the GIS group I tried to get involved in (because in most of my roles I don't have anyone to talk to about GIS) and the excluded feeling I got. Also since I do photography as a side hobby (or used to) I got a bit sensitive to guys being technical and exclusive. At my work there is another GIS team nearby (but I have nothing to do with them) and there is a girl there who seems content, so I don't know, maybe it is the lack of interaction of many GIS roles...
of course it would be nice to meet some women, there were a few in my course and I was happy to talk spatial with them. I do feel that women have to be encouraged to work in pure GIS roles, most that I met in my course were doing it as a side interest (e.g majoring in something else).
It would be nice if there was some kind of spatial events for women only in Australia. I would even fly over to another city if it would be worth it. Not to say I dislike men of course, but sometimes I feel really alone (hence my original post)
On a side note, I feel GIS is lacking in community and the sharing of ideas that is really promoted in I.T, at least from my experience in jobs.