Who invests money better, men or women?
Fidelity Investments found surprising answers to that question when it surveyed nearly 3,000 people. The group was almost evenly divided between the sexes. Yet only a tenth of women said their investments would outperform men’s.
Meantime, a separate analysis by Fidelity shows women consistently generated larger returns on their investments with the company.
And yet another Fidelity study reveals just a third of women surveyed see themselves as investors and barely one quarter of them say they are comfortable with their knowledge about investing.
Why DO women lack confidence in their ability to make wise investments?
The BIGGEST reason is because women are uninformed, and the reason women are uninformed is because they lack access to opportunities. Specifically, women don’t know how to meet the people and institutions that offer investment options beyond traditional savings methods. That is especially true in commercial real estate investment, and even more real in hotel investment.
In today’s episode, we focus on women steeped in hotel investment and talk about how they are changing the dynamic in favor of female investors. These women are committed to helping women build wealth through hotel ownership.
Featured are Mary Beth Cutshall, who recently founded Amara Capital, a women-only hotel investment platform; Talene Staab, global head of Tru by Hilton and founder of a new women’s advisory council; and Tracy Prigmore, founder of TLTsolutions, which is dedicated to educating women in the basics of real investment and teaching them how to steadily accumulate wealth.
Nicolas Graf, associate dean, clinical professor and chair of New York University’s Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality, will soon unveil the school’s new Hospitality Innovation Hub. Departure from the norms of doing business is key to the post-pandemic survival and success of the hospitality industry, says Graf. Companies that offer flexibility in thought and practice among employees will go a long way in leading the industry’s post-pandemic recovery. Episode 331 of Lodging Leaders explores what it will take for owners, operators and others invested in the industry to attract and retain bright young talent who can help build modern and sustainable hotel business models.
Bijal Patel, 31, is CEO of Coast Redwood Hospitality and the youngest chair of the California Hotel & Lodging Association. He’s made even more history at CHLA by agreeing to serve an unprecedented second term as the lodging industry emerges from the coronavirus pandemic. Patel is a third-generation hotelier. Being so steeped in hospitality at such a young age is not new for members of the Indian American hotelier community, but Patel fears the pandemic has drained the industry of emerging talent. Lodging Leaders spotlights Patel, who represents a leadership demographic that is fighting for the life of the hospitality industry as they watch their peers veer toward other career paths.