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What are the five main myths about women and investing? Join Wittney Rachlin, Chief Marketing Officer at Yieldstreet, as she hosts the first in a series of episodes about women in investing, featuring notable women in finance to talk about various investment-themed topics. This episode is centered around the myths about women and investing.  The podcast features MX Chief Advocacy Officer, Jane Barratt; author & speaker, Barbara Stewart, CFA; and non-profit board member and internationally recognized writer/blogger, Meredith Jones.

Key Takeaways:

[1:34​] An introduction of the inaugural Women in Investing podcast series panelists.

[5:15​] Myth #1 — are women confident and competent as investors?

[10:33​] Myth #2 — are women risk-averse or risk-aware when it comes to investing?

[16:20​] Myth #3 — are women really not interested in investing?

[23:24​] Women are not good investors — debunking myth #4.

[30:33​] Myth #5 — is it true that women are not financially literate and need to be educated?

[37:33​] The role of technology in the evolution of investing.

[43:31​] Opportunities available at the intersection of alternative investments and women investors.

[47:22​] What first steps should a new investor take when growing their portfolio outside of a 401(k)?

[51:29​] Valuable resources to help anyone learn about market value and growth.

[55:08​] Perspectives on savings for retirement versus savings for prior to retirement.

[57:18​] Top investing regrets and successes of today’s panelists.

Brittany Priester, CFA | Anne Rogers