In her blog Sarah Gibson, panelist of Gravity&Gender writes about Stereotypical Gender Roles and other barriers for Women in Science. In it she writes:
Gender diversity in science and engineering is something that I am very passionate about and something that needs to be addressed on a larger scale. This isn’t even because it is morally right to treat everyone the same, it is because the technology industries are absolutely key to the UK’s economy. By limiting the potential of and driving away everyone who isn’t cis-male engineers and scientists we are fundamentally harming our country.