Women’s Wealth 2030: parity, power and purpose

The 2020s are set to be transformational for women’s wealth but first, major challenges must be overcome.

08 Mar 2021

Here we explore in our report the rising trends that will drive transformation in the coming decade and hear from thought leaders on the path ahead.

Globally, in 2021, there are more women in leadership positions, across markets and sectors, than ever before; women’s wealth is accelerating; female entrepreneurs and female-led businesses are on the rise; and there is unprecedented wealth transfer between generations of women. Plus, COVID-19 has highlighted female resilience and power.

However, gaps in pay and funding – driven by limited access to networks; conscious and unconscious biases; disproportionate care responsibilities; plus disparities in education, healthcare, politics and legal rights, are stifling potential to significantly boost worldwide GDP. Additionally, the pandemic has had major impacts on gender equality progress.

As we look ahead to 2030, there is a need to recalibrate global systems and promote gender lens investing with a focus on parity, power and purpose.

In our report we explore, in collaboration with foresight consultancy The Future Laboratory, the rising trends that will drive transformation in the coming decade.

Women's Wealth 2030 Report

Female entrepreneurs, globally, receive less funding than their male counterparts.  

This results in a lack of equal opportunities to innovate and build successful companies. We look in this report from our Chief Investment Office at the reasons behind this and illustrate how to narrow the funding gap.

Some of the striking statistics:

  • Less than 3% of global VC funding goes to companies with a female CEO
  • 86% of all VC funded businesses have no women in management positions
  • In the UK, for every £1 of VC investment in the UK, all-female founders receive less than 1p

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