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 research, 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