Why Women?

WISER's focus on women is based on research that shows women's unique financial challenges throughout their lives result in lower retirement savings, and far too often, living in poverty in old age.

The current health and economic crisis has a severe impact on women’s financial and retirement security. The sectors most impacted by COVID disproportionately employ women, minorities and lower-income workers—basically the targeted groups that most need  financial literacy and emergency funds.

WISER works to help women, educators and policymakers understand the important issues surrounding women’s retirement income.