A Women with laptop

Women and investing

BlackRock’s purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. This includes providing investment solutions and financial education tailored to women’s life experiences.

Portfolios built for your needs

While many financial goals, such as saving for retirement, are universal, women face unique investment challenges related to how long they live, how they earn and how they spend. BlackRock has created portfolios that leverage proprietary technology for life cycle investing and adjust three specific inputs for women:

  • Income gap: On average, women earn $0.82 to every $1.00 a man makes1
  • Earnings gap: 1 in 3 women are considering leaving the workplace2
  • Longevity: On average, women live more than 5 years longer than men3
of women are worried about outliving their retirement savings
of women’s wealth is held in cash, on average

BlackRock DC Pulse Survey, 2021; Merrill Lynch, “Women & Financial Wellness: Beyond the Bottom Line,” 2021.