A study* on harassment experiences when conducting research in the field showed that 71% of women experienced harassment, and that 26% experienced assault.
Women have blazed this trail before you, and many of them want to help others succeed.
Some countries have enacted policies that allows both parents to take parental leave at the same time. These kinds of policies aim to even out the disadvantages in career advancement that come with extended absences from work.
A double blind study* using resumés where female and male names were randomly switched, showed that there was bias towards males in things like competence and hireability.
Many Canadian scientists must move to the USA for more opportunities.