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Wisconsin Strong Women: Unique Challenges to Achieving Financial Security

Thursday, June 24, 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM

Women face unique challenges to achieving financial wellness and security throughout their lives. The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the problem. Find out why and more important, explore solutions on how to overcome the challenges at this special virtual discussion with industry experts, presented by the Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds.

Kathy Blumenfeld, Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions, will be the moderator. Panelists are:

  • Lara Hinz, Director of Programs, Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement
  • Dr. Joelle Saad-Lessler, co-author of Still Shortchanged: An Update on Women's Retirement Preparedness, a report for the National Institute on Retirement Security
  • Amy Crowe, Financial Education Specialist, Summit Credit Union

Topics include women’s pay inequality, caregiving, access to Social Security benefits, outliving retirement income, and other factors that impact a financially secure retirement. In addition, panelists will recommend actions that women can take to navigate and lessen the challenges at every stage of their financial journey.