Warren Buffett Invests like a Girl: And you can, too.


Here’s a video of the event. 

If you’re a frequent reader of the Fool’s culture blog (and you should be), you’ll know that women are better investors than men. That’s not just idle boasting; Forbes magazine and Warren Buffett both agree. Female investors are calmer, we think more long-term,   do more reseaLou Ann Lofton, Authorrch, and are steadier under pressure – all traits that add up to winning returns.

Sadly, despite the data*, it doesn’t necessarily translate to equal representation in traditional financial media. Watch CNBC or read The Wall Street Journal and you’d be forgiven for thinking investing is a man’s game. At The Motley Fool, we know that’s not the case, and we want to spread the word – so on Jan. 6, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m., we’re hosting an event for our female members and readers (of either gender) of our recent book, Warren Buffett Invests Like a Girl. The book’s author, LouAnn Lofton, will be speaking, as will Motley Fool co-founder David Gardner. You’re invited to mingle with other investors and members, as well as with female students taking part in our “Women Investing Foolishly” conference that week.

There will be light appetizers and, as mentioned, great company. We’d love to see you there, and we’d love to hear your ideas for how to encourage more women to take advantage of the “head start” our gender gives us as investors.

*Men reading this should know we don’t want to disrespect you. We want to help you … invest like a girl!

Interested? RSVP here

About Kara Chambers

Fool Talent Scout/VP People Strategy at The Motley Fool

5 Responses to “Warren Buffett Invests like a Girl: And you can, too.”

  1. I’ve thought long and hard on the subject of investing and have to come see that it is an outward display of ego.

    There are those who are as much in control of themselves as is humanly possible. They are the sages who plant the seeds and willingly wait for the future. For them, that future is an opportunity for growth.

    There are those so anxious they will miss the big wave they spend all their time paddling in place.

    There are those who know more than they should but not enough to know better.

    There are those for whom losing is not learning.

    There are those who are never wrong as they see it.

    And there are those who, in seeking learning above winning, both learn and win.

  2. I wish I could be there! I am a proud female foolish investor whose had great “luck” following the foolish principles. But I wonder, it does seem like among my friends 1) very few actually invest – and the one’s that do are men. I wonder if men are more self selecting to invest – and if the women who self select “do it better” out of wanting to do it properly… or something…. Looks like a great event , I would be there if you had one in Los Angeles. Perhaps I can lead one ; – )

  3. oh come on….stop making it man vs. woman! How childish.

  4. Check out “Top Dog” by Ashley Merryman and Po Bronson.
    Women consider risk much more seriously than men. Many men see the market as they would another football field, strictly competition. Women, generally, are not raised to compete, so that desire to simply get a bigger pile of money isn’t there.

  5. Sexist bs. Women are better investors than men? I’m a little suprised TMF allows this garbage to be posted. Please tell me what other things one sex is better than the other. Why stop there? Tell us what things the different races are better at.

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