Mary Magdalene was the first mortal to see the Resurrected Jesus. According to scholars, that one tidbit adds authenticity to the story of Jesus’ resurrection. Women were considered unreliable witnesses. The Bible records that when she told the apostles, they didn’t believe her simply because she was a woman. Then when Jesus appeared to them, they finally believed her. (With the exception of Doubting Thomas, who also needed a personal visit.)
It seems that sexism still exists today. Women can’t serve as official witnesses to baptisms, sealings, or any salvific ordinances. They can’t serve as Sunday School Presidents, financial clerks, ward clerks, or many other callings (even if they are accountants, legal clerks, or have professional training in leadership.) Do you think that policy should change?