Sarah Haan on the Feminization of Capital

Sarah Haan, professor of law at Washington & Lee University, joins the Business Scholarship Podcast to discuss her article Corporate Governance and the Feminization of Capital. In this legal history, Haan shows that in the first half of the twentieth century, women were a significant share of stockholders in the public markets and were a majority in some firms. She then connects this feminization of capital to early corporate theory and examines how gendered stereotypes of women shareholders influenced the rise of institutional investing.