Don't you think the lack of a dour expression on Ms. Kozy and Ms. Mizuno sets the ladies apart from this field even more than their gender does? Hiding her visage, even partially, makes Ms. Mizuno far more intriguing than the cookie-cutter tough guys around her. Also note Dan is smiling... these three are the only ones that draw the eye, they become the focus of the image and the rest of the men end up being just repetitive background.
Or maybe it's just me. I dunno!