This is something that has been preying on my mind over last 6 months and more. And it gets triggered whenever we see a lady investor registering with VP, but very very rarely do we see some of them making a post, asking a clarification and/or contributing to a discussion.
The stats are abysmal! Not sure but I think not more than 45 registered among a VP subscriber base of 9000+. Just how lopsided is this?
I haven’t been able to educate my better-half on investments but I made sure my twin daughters (11+) are getting savvy by the day. Infact this summer vacation they compiled a presentation “Being Wise with Money” and shared that with some of my investor friends with children of similar age like Tirumal Rao …(that’s probably another thread…)
Last 2-3 weeks, somehow there’s been a spate of more women registrations. This time I decided to reach out and immediately - got positive responses from Ann, Kritika, Rumi and a few more on - how do we give this a fillip - talk to more of your women friends - if you have been lucky to become financially literate, you do have a duty to educate more women friends, right?
Fortunately folks like Ann and Kritika are energised to take this initiative forward. A few good options have also been discussed among us. We decided to just throw this discussion open and devise some nice ways of moving forward as we get more women and men folks to participate in this initiative.
Important to remember - this is not about directly jumping into equity - but starting with the basics - Why to Invest, How to invest, Where to Invest topics (if you haven’t noticed nice articles on that already exist at VP by the way) - and then slowly gradually migrating them to try out equity investing in a small way - proof of the pudding being in the eating! In the process we are sure VP will be richer with more contributions from a more intuitive set of investors.
Handing over the floor to Ann and Kritika, and Rumi and all the lady evangelists!