The issue of gender equality is under scrutiny in every business sector. It’s widely believed that the opportunities afforded to women to become successes in their chosen industry aren’t as great at those given to men, but the tide is beginning to turn. One such area is trading on the stock market, an activity seen as being almost overwhelmingly male. With accessibility to trading increased through various outlets such as the internet, more people are getting involved in trading.
As the below infographic from City Index shows, there has been a massive increase in the number of women traders, many of whom starting because of the massive potential gains involved in certain types of trading such as spread betting. Many new female traders are at or near the top of the hierarchy with their current employers, with many making annual profits from trading activity totalling thousands of pounds. It could be said that new female traders are trailblazers, especially if the figures displayed are anything to go by.