As financial services firms and advisors seek to identify the demographic trends that will shape the landscape of our industry over both the near and long term, more and more of them have come to realize the growing prominence of women in our economy.

Not only are more women working, but they are increasingly earning higher salaries. For the first time, females make up nearly 50% of the American workforce -- and the number of women earning $100,000 or more increased 14% from 2008 to 2010, according to the most recent available census data. That's 3.5 times the rate of growth for men.

Register or login for access to this item and much more

All Financial Planning content is archived after seven days.

Community members receive:
  • All recent and archived articles
  • Conference offers and updates
  • A full menu of enewsletter options
  • Web seminars, white papers, ebooks

Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access