Yeah, but not necessarily, they also do it if they have someone close to them as a support, even if they are the minority in that environment.
So yes, I agree, they seek for support and validation, be it the majority (or at least the socially accepted premises, which are not always shared by the majority) or their safety circle (family, friends), which is small but solid.
That's why outsider women are so rare, it's not normal for a women to go their own way, we instinctively seek for support. I guess it's biological. And I don't think it's something bad actually, but the problems come when women can't make up their minds and be honest with themselves so they pretend they can be like men.
Anyway, I'd better trust a woman that stands with her family opinions and seeks for validation and support in her family circle than one that seeks for the validation of strangers. At least the first one shows some loyalty and values.