But I agree with your underlying point. At best the title is careless and lends itself to misinterpretation.
(Worth noting, perhaps, that the linked paper was published in 2002. I wonder if the author would have thought twice in 2019?)
It implicitly conveys the message that women don't belong in Finance. I don't see how anyone could attempt at denying that or try to defend it.
I should be happy for free speech, what does that even mean LOL?