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Celebrating International Women’s Day at Freetrade

Lena Vasileiadou

March 8, 2021

 Lena Vasileiadou

What we're doing this week and why.

Our mission is to get everyone investing.

Investing is one of the best ways to grow your money, but we know there is a big gap in the number of female investors compared to male.

That’s why, for International Women’s Day 2021, we’re shining a light on the gender investing gap.

There is a long way to go to address the gender investing gap, and we’re proud to see that the percentage of female Freetrade users has more than tripled from 6% to 19% in the last year.

We’ll also be celebrating female investors and business leaders to highlight their significant contribution to various industries, and sharing the stories of female Freetrade investors.

When it comes to female leaders of public companies, the statistics show the stark gap of women in CEO roles compared to men:

  • 5 female CEOs in top 100 UK largest companies
  • 41 female CEOs in Fortune 500

Source: Business Leader, Business Insider

This highlights the work that still needs to be done, which starts with awareness and open conversations to champion more forms of female leadership in our society.

And on Wednesday at 6 PM, we’re hosting a special Women in Tech chat, featuring some female Freetrade team members and other women in tech discussing their career journeys into tech.

We’ll be sharing these stories across our blog and social media channels this week, so keep your eyes peeled.

Finally, all Freetrade users can now browse the Female CEOs Collection, previously available to Plus members, on their Discover tab.

Now available on your Discover tab

P.S. don't forget to refer a friend this week for your chance to win a £1,000 bundle of free shares feature companies with female CEOs!

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