Last week in class I mentioned that the discussion on gender and ways of participating has been well covered by scholars for a while. One piece that takes a slightly different approach to this issue is here: http://clrn.dmlhub.net/content/connecting-workspace-culture-to-qualities-of-playercreator-communities . It is based on my research with 3 different game companies in 2012. Of particular value to the engineers in the audience is the reference to Turkle & Papert’s work: http://papert.org/articles/EpistemologicalPluralism.html .
I hope these are useful resources for you. They are not (yet) required readings.