Why am I not surprised?
The Atlantic article based on the NYT article mentions three key findings of smart groups, one of them being they had more women in their teams. “Teams with more women outperformed teams with more men. Indeed, it appeared that it was not “diversity” (having equal numbers of men and women) that mattered for a team’s intelligence, but simply having more women. This last effect, however, was partly explained by the fact that women, on average, were better at “mindreading” than men.”