Some observation from New Zealand: when I go to the Product Management meetup group here in Auckland, New Zealand, almost half of the group is made up of women. I don’t feel like I was a minority in those meetups, and male and female alike were very welcoming when I joined the group. Granted there’s probably a selection bias right there.
From what I’ve read about the USA, comparing with what I’ve experienced here in NZ, the issue of intrinsic gender bias seems a lot more pronounced in the States. I’m glad someone like you is starting the conversation. And I wish you all the best!!