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1This is the record of the generations of Adam. When God created Adam, he made him in the likeness of God. 2 Male and female he created them. And he blessed them. And he called their name “Humankind” ⌊when⌋ they were created. 3 And when Adam had lived one hundred and thirty years, he fathered a child in his likeness, according to his image. And he called his name Seth. Genesis 05 : 01-03 (LEB)
1 זֶ֣ה סֵ֔פֶר תּוֹלְדֹ֖ת אָדָ֑ם בְּי֗וֹם בְּרֹ֤א אֱלֹהִים֙ אָדָ֔ם בִּדְמ֥וּת אֱלֹהִ֖ים עָשָׂ֥ה אֹתֽוֹ׃ 2 זָכָ֥ר וּנְקֵבָ֖ה בְּרָאָ֑ם וַיְבָ֣רֶךְ אֹתָ֗ם וַיִּקְרָ֤א אֶת־שְׁמָם֙ אָדָ֔ם בְּי֖וֹם הִבָּֽרְאָֽם׃ ס 3 וַֽיְחִ֣י אָדָ֗ם שְׁלֹשִׁ֤ים וּמְאַת֙ שָׁנָ֔ה וַיּ֥וֹלֶד בִּדְמוּת֖וֹ כְּצַלְמ֑וֹ וַיִּקְרָ֥א אֶת־שְׁמ֖וֹ שֵֽׁת׃ Genesis 05 : 01-03 (LhB)

There is an explicit connection between being in the "likeness and image" of Adam, and being a son of Adam. In the same way, humanity, is the child of Elohim

Humanity, "Adam" is in the singular, but it is a corporate term that includes men and women, male and female. It makes it impossible to say that only men are image-bearers (for female is created in his likeness just as male). One point of interest is, it seems possible to exegete this as saying, male and female TOGETHER, and only together comprise Adam/humanity, and thus comprise the "image of God".