i want to do a cross tab on a segment of the data set for example only women
You should be able to do this with the current built in tools. If you create a stand-alone Crosstab report, you should see a ‘Filters’ tab on the left where you can apply a filter condition (this is assuming that you have collected the gender information on your survey as a question):
If you have instead added a Crosstab element to your Standard Report, you can edit the Crosstab element and apply to filter directly to it (if you don’t want to apply the filter to the whole report as per the link above).
I hope this helps!