This piece was published by the Women’s Environmental Network in May, 2018. Please visit the group’s website to read more about its work.
DID YOU KNOW?
- Women are better investors than men, earning higher returns over at least the past decade.
- For every $1 of small-business loans received by women, $23 are received by men.
- Only 17 U.S. states require that high school students take a class in financial literacy…and California is not one of them.
If you’re like me, the notion of investing or spending your hard-earned money in a way that also makes the world a better place is a wonderful concept. And maybe, like me, you can find the subject daunting. Not many of us have the time or know-how to fully vet the options for voting with our dollars, so I was inspired recently to hear a trio of trailblazing women assure a diverse audience that we all have the power to make a difference right now.