What do you think about the article and specifically this paragraph?
The current imbalance of women speakers has a cyclical effect – because there are fewer recognized and available women speakers, there is a smaller pool to for planning teams to fish from. With fewer opportunities for women to speak, their gifts, reputation and confidence may not get the same opportunities to develop. Lastly, there is the financial pressure on conference organisers. In the current climate, it is less risky to organize an event with a well-known and trusted speaker who will attract a crowd, than take a punt on someone less well-known.