But if you really need me to explain, here a few big reasons:
1. We're empathetic.
In our culture, women are typically raised to be more emotive, sensing and feeling than men. (Not that I agree with with this cultural norm - but it exists nonetheless). So most of the time, women are highly empathetic creatures who just feel - a lot. We're just feeling shit, like all the time. It can be exhausting.
But in the field of Product Management, natural empathy can be an extremely useful and highly sought-after skill. Great Product Managers need to be able to empathize first and foremost with their end users, understanding their problems and frustrations and finding creative ways to make their lives better. Its also important that Product Managers can empathize with their business team - understanding what they're selling against and how that can affect the product lifecycle. Last but not least, let's not forget the developers. If a PM cannot put themselves on the developers' level and empathize with their workload, bandwidth and their existing knowledge base for building a particular product - than she is not going to get anything built effectively.
2. We're detail oriented.
No, this doesn't just mean that women should be doing all the QA on your mobile website. (Although, truthfully - its probably not a bad idea.) It means that women can do a fantastic job at looking at the scope of a product from research to build to iteration - and get a good sense of what details in each phase might hinder or advance the product's development. It also means we'll notice smaller, but important design details like shades of color with a greater range than our male counterparts.
3. Oh, we're cross-functional alright.
I may not be at the place in my life (yet) where I have to juggle the responsibilities of children, marriage (life commitment) and work but I know plenty of women and men who do it everyday. In my opinion you can look at any of these 'verticals' and find a living, breathing cross-functional team that is necessary to keeping each initiative afloat.
Let's use a 4th grader as an example. (Yes I'm comparing a 9 year old to a product.) You better believe that everyone from the soccer coach, to the babysitter, to the dance teacher to the best friend need to be synced up with both parents. And unfortunately, in the current state of our society - the mother is more often the head parent in charge of this cross-functional team that highly contributes to the happiness of their child. (To be clear, it is my highest hope that one-day the gender balance at home is more 50:50, but it is worth noting that the learned behavior of managing this 'team' does lend itself to other functions like Product Management.)
Maybe everyone doesn't get in the same room once-a-week, huddle on the issues at hand, and put fixes for said issues into appropriate sprints -- but doesn't that make it even harder?