There will be sessions devoted to gender and diversity, but still, the proportion of women attendees continues to make it vulnerable to criticism.
Calls for companies and organizations to do more to promote women are nothing new – although there are plenty of interpretations of why women often don't do as well as men with similar abilities in the workplace.
"Without a little nudge, it's easy to gravitate toward colleagues and leaders who think, look and act like we do," Beth Brooke-Marciniak, EY global vice chair of public policy, said as part of a report by the consultancy called "Women. Fast forward: The time for gender parity is now."
"Unconscious bias on the part of those in power is undoubtedly partly responsible for the glacial pace of change."