Ten years ago I was the first to try to understand
why women are underrepresented inside of the movement.
What I concluded then and what is still true is the fact that it's harder for women to edit the projects because of generally hostile atmosphere and more or less harsh patriarchal culture all over the world. However, even then and especially now it's easier for women to participate inside of the organizational structures of the Wikimedia groups.
So, the obvious initial answer is to care about women representation inside of the Wikimedia bodies and among the employees of the Wikimedia organizations.
In relation to the latter, my impression is that we are doing a good job: top managerial positions have been often held by women, it is common to see small chapters with more women than men as employees and similar.
However, when we come to the elections, Wikimedians prefer to elect people with strong background in on-wiki work. That makes the task much harder.
I would generally say that we should be improving our movement and it would bring more women into the movement and thus making them more likely to be elected at the top positions inside of the movement groups. It is better to have less hostile atmosphere all over the projects; it is better not to have highly competitive atmosphere, which makes on-wiki work stressful; and so on.
It is also a good idea to help women in our movement to feel less threatened and more appreciated. We've proved to be very good in nurturing male newcomers and we should do the same with female ones.
However, we should keep in mind that we are not tackling a shallow, Wikimedia-exclusive issue. We are tackling a widespread problem of thousands of years of inequality, the deepest one ever existed among humans. We could be a vanguard in relation to the particular issue, but our results will be heavily limited by the dominant trends inside of the contemporary civilization.
A good thing is that I could see that women participation in "geeky" areas of the Internet -- and Wikimedia is one of such areas -- is higher than ten years ago and definitely much higher than twenty years ago.
In other words, I would say that we should keep working on this issue in various, creative ways. But much more important than the decree-based policies, their blind implementations and fundamentalist tendencies -- it is, I would say, to really take care about each other, including our fellow female Wikimedians.
Personal questions like "How do you feel? Anxious? Threatened?", "Why you've stopped contributing?", "How can I help you?" and similar are giving much better insight into what we should do to improve the situation than any theory based on completely different context. Not to mention that everybody would feel better if being asked such questions.
I also think that we don't have enough data to conclude anything more relevant than common sense insights because it's about quite personal experiences, not possible to be gathered by ordinary questionnaires. Thus, besides addressing visible issues, like tackling hostile atmosphere and harassment, we have to spend more efforts in understanding the background of the problems we are dealing with.
"[T]wo ways that you believe you are different from the members of the Board": (1) Most importantly, I am often the voice of underrepresented Wikimedians. (2) Not that I would say that I am an extraordinary conflict-solver, but it turns out that I would be a strong reinforcement if elected.