I asked a similar question last year and the forum doesn’t reflect the actual customer split very much. Just like how the forum is skewed towards people who are generally more tech-savvy and clued up on all things fintech, the gender split is a lot more imbalanced on here. There are a couple of women who post every now and then but a small group of us account for most of the posts on here, and the regulars are mostly men.
Most of us on here are invested in Monzo’s growth and journey emotionally (and a proportion financially). Considering that the initial crowdfunding investor split is 90% male to 10% female (I’ll look up the stats in a bit, but it was posted to this forum), it might partially account for why men are more active on here.
I think it might have been on a thread that has been closed or a Q&A, if anyone finds it please let me know! The most relevant thread I found want during the initial CA onboarding, where women weren’t getting accounts because so few of us were investors, and investors were given priority.
The other reasons would be because tech/ finance were not as welcoming to women in the past or regarded as topics women would be interested in, so less of us would have gained an actual technical knowledge about it in our schooling years and thus feel less equipped to discuss things on a public forum, like how I was initially reluctant to chat on the freetrade forum since I knew nothing of investing. But this has been debated on numerous diversity threads on here so I won’t go into that. I think Monzo is doing better diversity wise than most public finance/ tech forums, but there’s always room for improvement. I’ve seen the gender ratio at meetups improve too, which is heartening.