I wanted to add this. I've been in technical sales for almost 40 years. Back than female engineers were few and far between. The only female engineers I dealt with were from Libya and Iran mostly. Not bad for misogynist cultures huh? And they were at the top of their game. Sad what our evil empire has done to the Middle East, oh yeah and Africa, Asia, South America too.
Perhaps we forgot that when Spain was ruled by the Moors religious tolerance was accepted there, Geometry, Algebra, etc flourished, than came 1492 and the rape of the planet began.