The long-held convention that men are the breadwinners while women control the purse strings has, in the last few generations, been upended. Now, women are increasingly taking on both roles. And yet, the role of women both in the investment field as well as the role women play in their own wealth management has not been given the attention it deserves.
Women constitute 76 percent of their household’s primary retirement planning and will control an estimated $22 trillion in assets by the year 2020.
Today, women are still the primary financial decision-makers. The financial services industry is taking notice.
Unfortunately, girls and young women are “substantially” less continue reading…
There is a feminist movement underfoot that has been steadily gaining ground in the mainstream. Unlike the Quiet Revolution of the 1970s, which saw women leaving home to enter the workforce, today’s revolution is seeing women leaving the traditional workplace to start their own businesses.
Through home-based micro (less than 5 employees) and small businesses, women will create over half of the 9.72 million new small business jobs expected to be created by 2018. This is even more surprising considering that women-owned businesses only created 16 percent of the total U.S. jobs that existed in 2010. continue reading…
Whatever the reason, we know that by the end of middle school most girls limit their consideration of technical careers. Having decided that science and technology have little to do with their aspirations, they take fewer and less rigorous science courses.
For the past several years, there has been increasing public attention on the gap between men and women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. Today 75% of the nation’s scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and technologists are male. continue reading…
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