Are there any females among the 1,000 Buddhas that are predicted for our era?

Lama Ole’s answer:

No. To begin a dharma period and to drive something forward, you need broad shoulders. Once the dharma is in place, the ladies come in. But during the first phases when there is a broad push, one doesn’t send in a lady—that doesn’t work. If it did, she’d learn to fight so well that she wouldn’t be a lady anymore, and that would be a pity, wouldn’t it?