Some prior research suggests that women make for better investors, primarily because they generally trade less than men (meaning lower transaction costs). However, a new fund aims to exploit the benefit women may provide as board members. The Barclays Women in Leadership ETN will invest in companies with a female CEO or a board that has a membership of at least 25% women. See here for an article that discusses the new fund (WSJ).
See previous post (ETFs vs. ETNs) for a discussion of the fund structure.
Dolvin, Steven D., "Do Women Generate Better Returns?" (2014). All Chapters. 106.