All I can say is ABOUT DAMN TIME. Something I’ve been pointing out a lot is that the TF2 universe has a lot of badass ladies who have power over the men.
The men are all almost stereotypical “manly man” stereotypes, but they all listen obediently to Ms. Pauling. Likewise, the Administrator is painted as a terrifying figure. Tavish is often ordered around by his mum. Even Saxton Hale has Mags, a woman who’s equal in strength and badassery to him and can actually get away with insulting him and saying he has “baby fat”.
Kinda explains why there’s no female mercs, too. They’re just too smart and too powerful and too busy being badasses to join in their silly war games.