In my experience - the answer is ABSOLUTELY. Some of the best DBAs I have worked with are both wives and mothers, and their professional life is balanced with their work life, and they excel at both. I am not a DBA, but am both a manager and a developer, and have been working full time for many years, while raising my family.
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Thanks to Nitin for starting this discussion.
I feel DBA job is one of the most challenging job and that is why I like it. I feel its almost equal to a Patient-Doctor relationship. DBA do her/his job under pressure during critical situation. For the past few years, I too had experienced a lot of challenging situation and all these times I realized that whenever I face known issues, I was able to make Customer Happy by resolving the issues quick. I will be under pressure only if I do not know how to fix it.
So I personally think that Women can shine and go to the top of the ladder in the field of DBA if she has the proper technical knowledge and experience to handle the database issues. To be a cool DBA one has to be very strong in his/her DBA TECHNICAL SKILLS and a lot of practice in test machine.
One of my trainer's word "A DBA should have the knowledge of a System admin and Developer so that he/she understand how to resolve a new issue"