You have probably heard about the manifesto a Googler (not someone senior) published internally about, essentially, how women and men are intrinsically different and we should stop trying to make it possible for women to be engineers, it’s just not worth it.
I first connected to the World Wide Web in 1990. It was on a 2400 bd modem connected to an Apple LC. I was teaching myself to program at the time, and books were only getting me so far. Within usenet groups, I posted questions from my bedroom. And hours later, I got replies.