If you are interested in this topic and you want to look into it further, here are a few useful links.
Article ‘Women in TEFL‘ by Jill Florent and Catherine Waters (this is not a new issue)
Blog post by Julie Moore on Women in ELT
The She-in-ELT series by Karenne Joy Sylvester
Gavin Dudeney on this topic
Melanie Butler on Glass Ceilings
ELTchat discussion on the topic
Jeremey Harmer on Gendered plenary speakers
A post by Russ in 2012 on this topic
Other interesting tidbits we came across:
sheryl Sandberg, why so few female leaders?
Not just an ELF problem “Fewer invited talks by women in evolutionary biology”
A pledge for academics to sign up refusing to speak at conferences which don’t at least attempt to be representative.
Phillip Bourne “Ten simple rules to achieve conference speaker gender balance”
Female innovators inspire female innovators.
Let us know if we missed any…