People often get it wrong. Equal opportunity means that everyone can compete – not that everyone will win – no matter how hard they try.
The neverending chase of equality will destroy innovation and development. It is and will always be so, that some people fit certain task better than others, regardless off their voluntary or involuntary attributes. If a car mechanic makes better food than an educated cook, I would hire him instead.
In real life practice does not always make perfect and participation is not more important than winning. Especially in business even a good loser is just a loser and the winner takes it all.