"The evidence is clear, as is the message: when women do better, economies do better." - Christine Lagarde, International Monetary Fund
Did You Know?
- The average American woman is expected to earn more than the average American male by 2028.
- 51% of U.S. private wealth is controlled by women.
- Women account for over 50% of all stock ownership in the U.S.
- Women control more than 60% of all personal wealth in the U.S.
- There are more than half a million women with personal incomes of $100,000 or more.
- More than 10 million firms in the U.S. are majority or equally owned by women.
- According to the National Association of Women Business Owners and the Small Business Administration, women employ approximately 27 million Americans.
- The number of wealthy women in the U.S. is growing twice as fast as the number of wealthy men.
- Women represent more than 40 percent of all Americans with gross investable assets above $600,000.
- 45 percent of American millionaires are women.
- 48 percent of estates worth more than $5 million are controlled by women, compared with 35 percent controlled by men.
- 60 percent of high net worth women have earned their own fortunes.
- Some estimate that by 2030, women will control as much as two-thirds of the nation’s wealth.
- Women earned 56.7% of all bachelor's degrees
- Women earned 59.9% of all master's degrees
- Women earned 51.6% of all doctorate degrees
Women, Especially, Are Failing Financial Literacy
Wall Street Journal - June 14, 2015
"But here’s the good news, at least for the women: When asked how confident they were in their knowledge, the American women assigned themselves lower scores than American men. Or put another way, they are more aware than the men that they don’t know much about finance. This self-awareness means that women may be more open to being educated in finance, she says."
Women and Financial Security
GoGirlFinance - April 6, 2016
"Studies show that barely 33 percent of all women surveyed feel they are on track or ahead of schedule in planning or saving for retirement, down from 46 percent in 2008. Even more shocking, affluent women (those making north of $200,000 in household income) are worried about becoming the proverbial “bag lady” in retirement. So why are women earning and controlling more, yet feeling less secure and confident?"