When we look closely at the description of the Flood, we find that G-d's name is not mentioned at all, throughout the entire story of the actual flood. It says, for example, that ..."the fountains of the deep burst forth and the windows of the Heavens were open" (Bereshith 7:11). G-d's name is not there. It says further, "The flood was on the earth for forty days..." (Bereshith 7:17 ). Again, G-d's name is not to be found. We know that no one but G-d brought the flood on the world, why then, is His name not there?
Rabbenu Behayye, in his explanation on the Torah, writes that in times of harsh decrees and punishment, G-d's name is purposely not mentioned. The paths of the Torah are pleasant and peaceful and, therefore, it would be improper for G-d's name to be associated with the destruction of the world.
However, at times of mercy and compassion, we find the name of the Holy One blessed be He is written. An example of that is found when Noah and his family entered the Ark, the Torah specifically writes that G-d himself closed the door behind them (Bereshith 7:16).
Women, too, are defined as compassionate and merciful. It enables us to attain our ultimate goal: imitating G-d and "walking in His ways". Compassion empowers us to genuinely feel the pain of those around us and empathize with them. We can then transform these emotions into a tool to help them by praying for them or assisting them in some other way. It is a valued trait, which should be developed and nurtured.