Women in Investing: The Role Social Media Plays in the Momentum of Online Investing

Have you ever experienced FOMO in investing?  Investing used to seem like an exclusive, daunting endeavor, especially for women and minorities. But the upward trend of online investing is changing all of that.  Today Scarlett Sieber hosts a lively discussion about the role of social media in investing featuring Lisa Carmen Wang, Global Head of Brand and Communications at Republic, Katie Perry, VP of Marketing at Public, and Meagan Loyst, VC at Lerer Hippeau and Founder of Gen Z VCs.

This second episode about women in investing is centered around the powerful impact that online communities have on investing.  In this conversation, you’ll gain insights into some of the most pressing questions surrounding the impact of social media on investing today. 

Key Takeaways:

[:51] An introduction of the panelists on this second Women in Investing podcast. 

[4:02] The impact that a supportive online community has on the ability to invest. 

[8:25] Enhancing a global network like the one in Gen Z VCs is made much easier in an online community. 

[11:00] The critical difference that online options make for otherwise forgotten groups of investors.

[17:32] How can investors link their spending behaviors to their investment portfolios? 

[21:06] Do women have a competitive advantage with online investing versus traditional?

[27:17] Normalizing conversations around wealth and investing. 

[34:38] The net positive impact of social media on investing and increasing media literacy. 

[37:10] Why aren’t more women investing in crypto? 

[40:50] First-time investor tips from a retired professional athlete. 

[44:11] Are new and uninformed investors too heavily influenced by social media? 

[48:28] What should women be investing in today?

[50:31] Final thoughts and key takeaways from these investors.

Investing can seem like an incredibly daunting endeavor, especially for women and minorities,  but the evolving trend of online investing is changing all of that.  Today Scarlett Sieber hosts a lively discussion about the role of social media in investing featuring Lisa Carmen Wang, Global Head of Brand and Communications at Republic, Katie Perry, VP of Marketing at Public, and Meagan Loyst, VC at Lerer Hippeau and Founder of Gen Z VCs.  This second episode in the Women in Investing series is centered around the powerful impact that online communities have on investing, the power that women wield when investing, and what your next investing step should be, no matter how much investing experience you have. 

In today’s digital world, more and more people are becoming curious about investing.  People are realizing they can’t build wealth if they’re just working. They need to figure out ways to invest in alternative asset classes and diversify their portfolios.  But without any type of education in investing, too many people have been at a loss to even know where to start. 

Enter online communities.  

When economic, social, and geographic barriers are eliminated, as they are online, a safe place forms where people can get the information and support that they need to get started investing, diversifying their portfolios, and building wealth. Online investing creates a space where everyone has access to opportunities to invest in everything from art and real estate to stocks and crypto. 

The ability to enhance your global network like the one found in Gen Z VCs is made much easier in an online community. Traditional barriers tend to disappear online, and there is no limit to the reach that anyone can have, from advising others and to seeking out advice regarding your next investment move. 

Where Wall Street was once viewed as homogenous, untouchable, and inaccessible, in today’s online investing world, everyone is welcome to participate, to debate, and to learn from each other. The critical difference is that the online option has created opportunities for otherwise forgotten groups of investors, including women and minorities, to join in.  

Because of the increased accessibility to online investing options, investors have been given the power to vote with their dollars.  You have the power now to invest in the future you believe in. To select the leaders, the ideals, and the companies that you want to see succeed, all while building out your wealth portfolio. 

So do women have an advantage when it comes to online investing versus traditional? Each of the panelists share multiple reasons that women wield the power to make a difference with their online investments. 

In this conversation, you’ll gain insights into some of the most pressing questions surrounding the impact of social media on investing today.  If you’re wondering about the role that celebrities can play in informing investment decisions, how to improve your media literacy, education, and conversations around investments, or when is the right time to start investing in crypto, this is a discussion you won’t want to miss. Whether you’re a first-time investor who just needs a little encouragement to get over the mental hurdle of getting started or a seasoned investor who is looking for your next exciting opportunity, this conversation has something for every investor out there. 

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