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 a 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, moderates Wisconsin Strong Women: Unique Challenges to Achieving Financial Security. 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 recommend actions that women can take to navigate and lessen the challenges at every stage of their financial journey.