Events

Recent and Upcoming WISER Events       

Economic Mobility: Pathways to Income and Wealth Creation for Women
October 25, 2017
RISE Demonstration Center in Washington, DC
WISER President Cindy Hounsell will serve as a panelist at the event which will focus on gender wealth equity and explore strategies to promote income and wealth creation for women. This event is part of a series of forums focused on building wealth and economic stability in the greater Washington DC-area. 

WISER Symposium 

The Gender Story: A Symposium on Retirement Solutions for Women  

Thank you to all the speakers, attendees and partners who participated in WISER's recent symposium on September 19, 2017. Check out the Next Avenue article (also featured in Forbes) and the National Association of Plan Advisors article that both feature highlights from the event. 

AGENDA

SPEAKER BIOS 

SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS

Toni Brown, Capital Group
Janice Co, Prudential
Prudential Study: Closing the Retirement Income Gender Gap
Catherine Collinson, Transamerica
Transamerica Report Press Release: The Many Faces of Caregivers: A Close-Up Look at Caregiving and Its Impacts
Jay Johnson, Medicare Rights Center
Melissa Kahn, State Street Global Advisors
Liz Loewy, EverSafe
Spencer Pringle, Retirement Clearinghouse
Roberta Rafaloff, Metlife
Metlife Study: Paycheck or Pot of Gold 

 

Other Events

Financial Literacy Events  

The U.S Department of the Treasury provides an update of financial literacy and related events around the country, as well as other resources.  To find an event near you, click here.

 

Previous 2017 Events Featuring WISER: 

 

Society of Financial Education and Professional Development, Inc. (SFE&PD)
Tenth Annual Financial Literacy Leadership Conference &
10th Anniversary Celebration

October 2-3, 2017
Alexandria, VA
WISER President Cindy Hounsell served as moderator on the panel, "Senior Strategies and Resources." 

OPENed Women's Conference 
September 30, 2017
Los Angeles, CA
WISER Community Educator & Trainer Vickie Elisa presented on financial literacy at this conference hosted by the University of Southern California Center for Feminist Research and the Amber Rose Foundation.

National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators, Inc. (NAGDCA)'s 2017 Annual Conference
September 24-27, 2017
Milwaukee, WI
WISER Director of Programs Lara Hinz presented on the panel, "Participant Action: Using Behavioral Economics to Shape Participant Communications that Engage Participants and Promote Positive Actions." Co-presenters included Polly Scott, Wyoming Retirement System; Warren Cormier, NARPP; and Ketul Thaker, Mass Mutual.  

National Adult Protective Services Associaton (NAPSA)'s Annual Conference & Elder Financial Exploitation Summit
August 28-31, 2017
Milwaukee, WI
WISER Director of Programs Lara Hinz presented The Road to Retirement: Understanding the Basics and Avoiding Costly Financial Mistakes on August 30th. WISER was also an exhibitor at both the conference and summit.

National Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) 42nd Annual National Conference
July 29 - August 2, 2017
Savannah, GA
WISER President Cindy Hounsell presented the workshop "Your Future Paycheck: How to Plan for Retirement with the Income You Have," along with Maureen Kelly, Thanks Mom and Dad Fund. 

2017 AvanZamos Leadership Institute hosted by MANA, A National Latina Organization
July 24-26, 2017
Las Vegas, NV
WISER President Cindy Hounsell presented at the Financial Literacy Consultant Training session. This program provides training to selected MANA Chapter and Affiliate members to serve as "Financial Literacy Consultants" within their communities. 

Webinar: Everything You Need to Know About Senior Financial Abuse
Hosted by Jewish Women International(JWI)'s National Alliance to End Domestic Abuse
June 29, 2017
WISER President Cindy Hounsell was the featured presenter on this webinar that examined the many aspects of elder financial abuse and the cost to older Americans. 

WISER Forum: The Millennial Perspective: An Intergenerational Discussion on Retirement Solutions
June 21, 2017
Washington, DC
This annual WISER forum featured the iOme Challenge winning team of college students who discussed their advisory paper in response to this year's challenge question. This year, student teams were asked to explore one the biggest obstacles Millennials face in saving for retirement--student loan debt. The Challenge question asked teams to develop a policy proposal that will help solve or ease the burden of college debt for Millennials, and then offer ideas for developing incentives to ensure that their earnings will be redirected into retirement savings. Read the winning essay and learn more about WISER's iOme Challenge project at iomechallenge.org

Montgomery County Public Libraries - Financial Education for Women Program
April 27, 2017
Chevy Chase Library Branch
WISER President Cindy Hounsell presented a session on "What Women Need to Know about Retirement."

NationalReverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA)'s Eastern Regional Meeting
April 3, 2017
New York, NY
WISER Senior Fellow Linda K. Stone presented on a panel about women and retirement security. 

Retirement Plan Portability & Public Policy: Unlocking the potential in portability
March 30, 2017
10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Washington, DC
WISER was a co-sponsor of this event, hosted by the Financial Services Roundtable. Event featured new research from EBRI that demonstrates the potential in portability, as well as Auto Portability's role in unlocking that potential.  

Aging in America: The Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging
March 20-24, 2017
Chicago, IL
WISER President Cindy Hounsell presented at three sessions during the conference:
March 21 - "National Forum: A Message to the President on Aging Policy" held during the conference. Cindy Hounsell spoke as a panelist.
March 21 - "When Life Happens: Managing Financial Events Such as Divorce or Loss of a Spouse" with Sandra Timmermann, nationally recognized gerontologist with a focus on aging and its relation to business; and John Migliaccio, President of Maturity Mark Services Co.
March 23 - "When I'm 65: Educating and Engaging Communities About Retirement Realities" with Don Blandin, President and CEO of the Investor Protection Trust (IPT) and the Investor Protection Institute (IPI); and Kerry Hannon, financial journalist.  

Social Security Administration Celebrates Women's History Month
March 7, 2017
In honor of Women's History Month, SSA hosted a call to launch Social Security's initiative to encourage women in all stages of life to complete a financial wellness check-up to "Discover, Plan and Share": Discover your Social Security benefits; Plan for your financial security; and, Share what you've learned with other women. WISER President Cindy Hounsell presented on the call.

"How to Grow Old Without Going Broke" - A webinar hosted in partnership with the American Association of Service Coordinators
January 18, 2017
WISER Director of Programs Lara Hinz, and WISER Community Educator and Trainer Vickie Elisa presented on the topics of financial and retirement planning and protecting older adults from financial fraud and abuse.  

Living to 100 Symposium, hosted by the Society of Actuaries
January 4, 2107
WISER President Cindy Hounsell presented on the panel, "Impact of Aging: What Can Individuals and the Private Sector Do to Address the Challenges Resulting from Aging?", along with Bob Powell, Retirement Weekly; David Sinclair, International Longevity Centre - UK; and Susana Harding, International Longevity Centre - Singapore.

 

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