I think there are a lot of good points in this piece. That said, I think the overarching idea is very tone-deaf. How much of the 1% is female? I mean, if we agree that our shared notion of “the 1%” is problematic, I don’t know why we should speak as though we need more women in it (or anyone at all, for that matter). It would still be the 1%. It would still be a class of elites that uses their money to undermine democracy and undermine the working class.
Here is a more extreme example that has the same fundamental flaw: How many members of the Waffen-SS are black people? Well, they are the Waffen-SS. Do we really want to try and get more people into that club? I feel like there is something crucial missing in the train of thought here.