I believe I am one that has caught flack for my thoughts on similar articles in the past, and I certainly dont think women are inferior in any way shape or form. However when asked "if people felt that having more women was a good goal or not" I would have to say no, that's not a good goal, or an appropriate one. It's no more a good goal or an appropriate goal than any other discriminatory goal that divides people up into groups and treats them as representatives of their group rather than as individuals. I am pretty sure that if someone came along and proposed that 'having more males' or 'having more white people' was a good goal people would see the problem more easily.
If it's just about making the events more welcoming and better behaved, why not just say that, without dragging identity politics into it? It may well be that those things are worthy goals, and the outcome of pursuing them would include having more women at these events, and that is great. But I think it's very dangerous, and very poor thinking, to go at it from the group identity angle instead. If we have fun, welcoming events and everyone is well behaved and the turnout is still low on women, what then? The group identity logic would dictate that you keep trying more and more outrageous interventions to somehow get the group numbers you want. That's the danger. It may well turn out that despite all reasonable efforts to welcome women, a lower percentage of women than men are interested in being involved. If that's so, fine. Respecting the right of women to spend their time and effort where they choose is fundamental, even if they choose to spend their time and effort on something else.