Mainly because having different people who come from different backgrounds can bring different points of view and opinions. Diversity and inclusivity brings creativity. Working in product, it’s good to have a balance. For example, if we just had men in product and design, we would end up designing a product that is tailored to men and their needs. So, i think its important to have people, both male and female, but different backgrounds to empathise with both sides and bring both perspectives in.
I think it’s very much based on personality, and this is a generalisation, but what women bring is that sense of calm, organistion and rigour and making sure that everyone is on the same page. The other skill that women tend to have is a lot of empathy, and I feel that’s what differentiates women in leadership positions, and trying to understand what the problems are before reacting and trying to solve them.