Where Are the Women Investors and Techies?


Warren Buffett Invests Like a GirlIt’s a man’s world. Men lead women in elected offices as well as corner offices in the corporate world. There’s even a song about it.

But as a female in the working world, I can’t help but ask the question – does it have to be that way? Can’t it be a world shared by men and women alike? Can we women not do the same tasks and come up with ideas just as well as men? Don’t worry. I can answer it for you – why yes, yes, we can.

In the male-dominated fields of investing and tech specifically, where are all the women?

Yes, I know they are out there, but the numbers are small. Those powerhouse women in those two industries get picked up by large companies that can pay them the big bucks, and they should. More power to them. Call me crazy, but don’t there HAVE to be women out there that want to work for a company with an amazing purpose, who want a work/life balance, and who want to come to a company that values their employees and supports them rather than breaking them down?

I’m putting a casting call – if you will – out there for women who love investing, who love technology, who thrive in the financial world, and who want more from their company than the 9-5 rat race. Who wants to spend 75-100 hours a week working in an environment that runs you down; not to mention the ever-dwindling social life and decreasing amounts of free time that come with that way of life? I’m hoping there are women out there who say, “You know what – there has GOT to be a better way!”

More and more, women are running household budgets, looking in on their stock portfolios, overseeing state and national budgets, and running tech companies. And why shouldn’t there be? Do men have the monopoly on number-crunching and stock-evaluating genes and new tech ideas?

So here is my request to women out there who love the stock market, who love technology, and want to make a difference in the investing world, apply at The Motley Fool (send your information to resumes@fool.com if there is no open position that piques your interest right now). Come and see what all the fuss is about, and maybe our next great investor – as LouAnn Lofton, writer of Warren Buffett Invests Like a Girl, says – could, in fact, be a woman. Statistics show that women are better at investing than the other sex. Or we could see the next technological advancement come from – gasp! – a woman!

About AFIKE

A few things about me: I love Dr. Pepper, coffee, tea, and the color orange, just not in clothing. I also am addicted to reality TV and Pinterest. I love to laugh, and think it's the best exercise and the best medicine for the soul.

4 Responses to “Where Are the Women Investors and Techies?”

  1. “for women who love investing, who love technology, who thrive in the financial world, and who want more from their company than the 9-5 rat race. Who wants to spend 75-100 hours a week working in an environment that runs you down; not to mention the ever-dwindling social life and decreasing amounts of free time that come with that way of life? I’m hoping there are women out there who say, You know what – there has GOT to be a better way! More and more, women are running household budgets, looking in on their stock portfolios, overseeing state and national budgets, and running tech companies. And why shouldn’t there be? Do men have the monopoly on number-crunching and stock-evaluating genes and new tech ideas? So here is my request to women out there who love the stock market, who love technology, and want to make a difference in the investing world apply at The Motley Fool”

    Yes Anessa– I answer to your call of duty! And that sounds like a really good book—but I am not surprised. Now, let’s get me on board! Great article.

  2. “for women who love investing, who love technology, who thrive in the financial world, and who want more from their company than the 9-5 rat race. Who wants to spend 75-100 hours a week working in an environment that runs you down; not to mention the ever-dwindling social life and decreasing amounts of free time that come with that way of life? I’m hoping there are women out there who say, You know what – there has GOT to be a better way! More and more, women are running household budgets, looking in on their stock portfolios, overseeing state and national budgets, and running tech companies. And why shouldn’t there be? Do men have the monopoly on number-crunching and stock-evaluating genes and new tech ideas? So here is my request to women out there who love the stock market, who love technology, and want to make a difference in the investing world apply at The Motley Fool”

    Yes Anessa– I answer to your call of duty! And that sounds like a really good book—but I am not surprised. Now, let’s get me on board! Great article as usual. I applied for the Wonder woman position and crossing my fingers.

  3. “Call me crazy, but don’t there HAVE to be women out there that want to work for a company with an amazing purpose, who want a work/life balance, and who want to come to a company that values their employees and supports them rather than breaking them down?. For women who love investing, who love technology, who thrive in the financial world, and who want more from their company than the 9-5 rat race. Who wants to spend 75-100 hours a week working in an environment that runs you down; not to mention the ever-dwindling social life and decreasing amounts of free time that come with that way of life? I’m hoping there are women out there who say, “You know what – there has GOT to be a better way!More and more, women are running household budgets, looking in on their stock portfolios, overseeing state and national budgets, and running tech companies. And why shouldn’t there be? Do men have the monopoly on number-crunching and stock-evaluating genes and new tech ideas? So here is my request to women out there who love the stock market, who love technology, and want to make a difference in the investing world, apply at The Motley Fool.”

    Yes Anessa! I agree and have signed up for your call of duty. Great article as usual. I recently applied for the Wonder woman position and crossing my fingers.

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