BOSTON – Treasurer Deb Goldberg has announced another location for the Women’s Economic Empowerment Series. The workshop, hosted by the Treasurer’s Office of Economic Empowerment (OEE) and Representative Steven Ultrino of Malden, is a free program targeting issues around women’s economic disparities, including the gender wage gap, money management, retirement and investment strategies for women. The workshop will be held at Anthony’s of Malden on Saturday, June 9th.
“Women face unique challenges when it comes to financial security,” said Treasurer Deb Goldberg. “This Program will provide critical information that will give women the skills they need to be successful in today’s economy. When we invest in women, we empower women to invest in themselves.”
“I am grateful to the Treasurer and the sponsors of this program as it will enable women in my district to have the same opportunities and skills afforded to all people across the Commonwealth,” said Representative Steven Ultrino.
“At Citizens Bank we are committed to helping our neighbors reach their potential, and our communities thrive,” said Jerry Sargent, President of Citizens Bank Massachusetts. “Through our Citizens Helping Citizens Manage Money partnership with the Women’s Economic Empowerment Series, women are gaining the confidence and tools they need to budget, save and take charge of their personal finances.”
Women, on average, earn less than men over the course of their working lives because of the wage gap and more likely to leave the workforce to care for family members. Malden was chosen as part of an expansion to bring economic security workshops to women across Massachusetts to help empower women and give them the tools to reach their full financial potential.
The program will include financial education workshops and salary negotiation training. Lunch will be provided to participants. For more specifics on the event details, programmatic content, and to register please visit the program’s site here. The Women’s Economic Empowerment Series is made possible by a grant from Citizens Bank.
On day one, Treasurer Goldberg created OEE to implement a range of economic empowerment initiatives including closing the gender wage gap, increasing access to financial education, improving college affordability, and investing in STEM careers and education. For more information visit http://www.mass.gov/treasury/empowerment or follow @EmpowermentMA on Twitter.