Women in Finance: What Does the Research Show?

  • Elisabetta Basilico
  • Tommi Johnsen


Women are dramatically outnumbered in all areas of finance, including the field of investment management. Historically, women have shown little interest in the profession and that reluctance has changed little over recent years. For those women who were the first or only woman in their finance PhD programs or business school faculty, or always mistaken for a colleague’s spouse at professional conferences, the feelings and experiences are similar, and the data backs it up. Although some of their stories are funny, and some of their stories are egregious, the research shows that women in the field are at least as competent and in some cases, more adept at their profession, when compared to their male colleagues.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elisabetta Basilico
    • 1
  • Tommi Johnsen
    • 2
  1. 1.Applied Quantitative Analysis LLCDenverUSA
  2. 2.Reiman School of FinanceUniversity of DenverDenverUSA

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