Top-5 finance professor here (and like 90%+ of my senior colleagues, I'm male). Almost never post here because i'm generally embarrassed by the board, 10% content and 90% junk. I for one am very glad to see this conference, for many reasons: tremendous sexism exists in this profession (see this thread, this board), tremendous subconscious bias, tremendous need for women role models for PhD students and even MBA students. Harms nobody, and even if it did, benefits outweigh harms. Remember when frustrated, colleagues, that posters on this board are not a representative sample of your senior colleagues, and the world is changing, and the character of the faculty will as well.
As someone who is missing out on an extra 20k a year because a department decided to hire an inferior candidate to satisfy a diversity requirement, I extend to you and people like you, a colossal f**k you.
My family is poor and white. I need that extra money. People like you make me glad Trump won.