The least important thing you need to know is the thing you have to be told first: Rebecca is not the Skepchick.
She is, however, in charge over at Skepchick.org, where the future is being made today—sorry, that would be Muppet Labs. And since she is a skepchick, one of many who hang out there, the nickname sort of stuck. And she doesn't seem to be putting up much of a protest.
Skepticism is mainly about maintaining a scientific, naturalistic world view. When you talk about how few prominent skeptics are women, you're looking at the larger issue of women in the scientific community, and how come there aren't more of them?
In any event, you may not be interested in all that, but it's still worth checking the web site for a good laugh every so often:
Plenty of happy news this morning, Skepchickal readers. For starters, the battle of girl vs. machine has ended at last, or at least hit a lull, with girl on top. Did I just type “girl on top?” Yes, and I’ll be damned if I didn’t just do it again. Google hits are about to quadruple.I could say more, or maybe I couldn't, but either way you'll find your time better spent by going over there right now for some eye-opening reading.