Throughout history women have had obstacles to overcome, from gaining access to the voting booth and board room to serving in the military. But not all barriers have been legal or institutional, some are cultural.
In recent years, women have proven their ability to run nations and corporations as well as triathlons. Unfortunately, not enough women in the 21st Century are comfortable running a boat. Habits, as well as long-running gender stereotypes, are hard the break. In the male-dominated marine industry, women are often expected to remain in the back seat.