Upcoming WISER Events and Presentations      


12th Annual AARP UN Briefing Series during the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women
March 11, 2019
UN Headquarters - New York, NY
WISER President Cindy Hounsell will present at the briefing titled, "Why It Matters: Social Protection for Older Women #thetimeisnow." The event brings together a diverse set of stakeholders, including governments, civil society, diplomats, thought leaders, private sector, think tanks, and UN agencies to undertake a policy dialogue on the progress made and challenges faced in ensuring social protection for older women. 

The National Community Reinvestment Coalition: Just Economy Conference
March 11, 2019
Washington, D.C.
WISER Director of Program Lara Hinz will present at the session, "Building Economic Security for Women."

American Society on Aging
Annual Aging in America Conference

April 15-18, 2019
New Orleans, LA.
WISER President Cindy Hounsell will lead the workshop session,"Growing Old Without Going Broke: Strategies for Increasing Financial Security and Lifetime Income."


Other Noteworthy 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.


Recent Events Featuring WISER: 


"Diversity, Inclusion, and Defined Contribution: A Conversation," hosted by The Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association (DCIIA) and Women in Pensions Network (WiPN)
January 23, 2019
Newport Beach, CA
WISER President presented at this event that was part of the DCIIA Innovation Forum and Membership Meeting. She presented about women's retirement income on the panel, Moving the Dial: Data, Diversity, and the Talent PipelineClick here for presentation sldies.

U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging
February 6, 2019
Senate Dirksen Office, Washington, DC
WISER Senior Fellow Linda Stone testifed at the hearing focused on "Financial Security in Retirement: Innovations and Best Practices to Promote Savings."
Read WISER's full testimony

The Gerontological Society of America's 70th Annual Scientific Meeting
November 14-18, 2018
Boston, MA
WISER President Cindy Hounsell led the workshop session, Women's Planning Decisions and Choices Affect Financial Wellness in Later Life, as well as participated in two additional sessions: New Developments in Protecting Seniors from Financial Exploitation; and A View of Women's Economic Security: Policy Issues and Practical Steps.

Webinar hosted by IRI and Nationwide
Women & Retirement: Demystifying the Unique Retirement Planning Challenges Women Face
November 15, 2018
This webinar discussion included panelists from American Funds, Nationwide Retirement Institute and the Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) to talk about the unique retirement planning challenges women face as well as practical solutions to help address these challenges.

Franklin Templeton and WiPN Defined Contribution Symposium
October 11-12, 2018
Washington, DC.
WISER President, Cindy Hounsell participated in a "fireside chat" titled, "How Todays Trends and Disruptions are Shaping the Path to Tomorrow's Innovation."  

Women in Housing and Finance (WHF) Foundation's Brown Bag Lunch Series: "Retirement Savings for Women"
October 3, 2018
Washington, DC
WISER's Program Associate Elaine Sawyer presenedt along with representatives from the Treasury/OCC, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Social Security Administration. 



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