It does not matter the gender, race, etc of the people you hire - as long as you are hiring the most skilled and capable person for the job.
People like to "discuss" equality in a way in which you should hire an equal number of males/females, blacks/whites, etc, but fail to see that by hiring someone because of their sex or skin colour - in the process foregoing their skills and experience in an attempt to be "diverse" - is inherently UNEQUAL.
Also, this article does not convey the percentages of men/women applying for these positions - I would wager that those percentages would be almost representational of the statistics provided.
If the statistics showed that women were losing out on jobs to men despite being more suitable for the job, then I would be up in arms too. However, we simply do not have these numbers, so therefore readers cannot and should not jump to the conclusion that this is a purely discriminatory disparity.