Lack of faith in one's abilities, lack of self-confidence, the need to reconcile professional career with family responsibilities, social pressure, fear of failure and evaluation, or lack of support and flexibility in the workplace – these are just some of the main reasons for gender inequalities in working life, the report of Individual Women Investors' Club shows.
The current global trends – such as the increasing importance of ESG (E – environment, S – social responsibility, and G – corporate governance) factors in the opinion of companies – clearly indicate the inexorable, though still too slow changes. A new initiative on the Polish market – the Individual Women Investors’ Club – fits in this trend.
"I was led to establish the Individual Women Investors' Club, on the one hand, by the conclusions of various studies on the entrepreneurship and professional position of women against global trends (such as ESG), and on the other hand, by my own observations on women's careers in Polish business," Ewa Kumorek-Fedor, initiator, CEO of the Individual Women Investors' Club, said.
Research shows, inter alia, that women lack self-confidence, especially in sectors that have traditionally been considered 'male' such as the stock market and financial markets. Meanwhile, women as investors have statistically much better results than men.