These challenges still exist, although not as much as twenty years ago - and with the connections of the Internet, it is much easier to find support these days which can absolutely help you navigate challenges like this. If the environment is healthy and aware, there's two things I would recommend you focus on - 1) Exposure - make sure that you are exposed to opportunities that can help you. This includes building a gender-neutral support network that can open opportunities for you. 2) Visibility - make sure that you are visible within your field to the best of your ability. That includes visibility up the chain as well as downstream. In order for us to continue to make progress, those coming up in the field need to have someone to watch .
I once heard someone say "Make sure YOU know what you know, and then make sure others KNOW you know what you know" and I think that's excellent advice.