Yet another gender based study focused on science and engineering. This continual push to get more females into the science and engineering fields. In all honesty I'm over it.
I've worked in the IT industry now for over 20 years. In all that time I can honestly say the only negativity I have ever seen was based on how crap that person was at their job, not what dangled between their legs.
If there are individuals in an industry,( whatever industry that may be and lets not focus just on the sciences), that are gender biased, then they should be dealt with appropriately. Preferably using a bat swung at great velocity to the back of their head.
Here's a thought let the individual decide what they want to study, what they would like to do for a job/career. Rather than categorising kids, or pushing them into certain areas of education, let their natural aptitudes bubble to the surface and nurture it