I feel that in many traditionally male dominated fields, the gender divide has narrowed tremendously over the last several decades. Opportunities for women have greatly expanded in healthcare, finance, law, communications, and politics. 

From my childhood I recall only having male doctors and remember when the major broadcast networks had all male anchors. There were few women judges, lawyers, financial analysts, and politicians.

Today, women can select any career path they choose and do not have to worry about being the only woman in their classroom.

I believe that the gains women have made in holding high-level positions in government have inspired many young women who now feel confident that they can pursue their professional goals without the judgment that once existed.