Let me tell you something: having legal rights doesn't mean you have equal opportunities. Those studies are falling into the wrong conclusions probably because bias of the researchers.
Apologies, but that's a general dismissal of a peer-reviewed scientific paper, seemingly because you don't like the result. That's not how science works. If there is a problem with the paper (and most papers have a few quirks) I would suggest the correct way to refute it is to start by pointing out the methodological and/or statistical flaws, not dismissing it out of hand. If done thoroughly enough you can probably get a subsequent paper published via peer-review with some other experts in the field that refutes it which is usually good for career prospects. Like you I would have expected more women to choose STEM given the opportunity, but apparently they do the opposite and so I've updated my world-view accordingly to fit the facts. As the saying goes: You're welcome to your own opinions, but facts are facts.
Anyway, we're heading off-topic. I was originally simply pointing out that Dar doesn't have gender diversity in the keynotes either (a point I maintain), and I question the unfounded assertion that 50% females in the industry/speakers/etc is something that is feasible given the research on female career preferences. I'll leave it at that.
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