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Forums / CFP Board’s Women’s Initiative / Does Risk Aversion Affect Women and Their Career Choices, Particularly in Financial Planning?

Does Risk Aversion Affect Women and Their Career Choices, Particularly in Financial Planning?

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  1. Eleanor Blayney, CFP®
    Eleanor Blayney, CFP® avatar
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    07/10/2014 4:13 PM
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    One of the interesting findings in our WIN research survey was that male respondents were more likely than female respondents to think that women’s “risk aversion” was a factor explaining the low numbers of women CFP® professionals.

    What do you think? 

    We know that women tend to be more risk averse when in comes to investing, but is risk aversion playing into their career choices, particularly in financial planning?    

    We’d love to hear your observations and experiences.
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