Women are still woefully under-represented among the ranks of stockmarket investors. That might be because they lack funds to invest, or confidence, or both. Either way, they are much less likely to invest than men are.
The latest Isa sales figures have confirmed the gender gap once again: in the 2016/17 tax year 17% of women invested through a stocks and shares Isa. That figure was up from 14% in the previous year (which is encouraging) but well below the 24% figure for men. The vast majority of women chose to keep their money in cash Isas.