Answer: Baal HaSulam answers this question in great detail in the Introduction to The Study of the Ten Sefirot. He says that there are no limitations, neither for men nor for women. There are no age or gender limitations.
There were women who were great Kabbalists throughout our history such as Sarah, Leah, and Miriam, compared to whom the men were like small children. There were many women who left their mark on history in their spiritual ascent.
There were women Kabbalists who were on the level of prophets. A prophet is a spiritual level on which a person connects with the Creator in a totally revealed matter. There were such women to whom others, including the, wise, elderly and experienced would come for advice regarding their spiritual ascent. This means that they were above the men!
Question: In modern times, women also study the wisdom of Kabbalah as well as aspire to reach high posts in the world of business and government. Does that mean that the men are not managing their role, and therefore women develop in this direction?
Answer: Yes, it indicates that we are nearing the end of the world. I am not saying this in a derogatory sense. It is a state in which men totally lose the desire to manage our world while this desire is ignited in women, which is a sign that our world basically has reached its ultimate state.
From the Kabbalah lesson in Russian 9/27/15