BOSTON - Treasurer Deborah Goldberg has announced three additional workshops for the Women's Economic Empowerment Series. These free workshops, hosted by the Treasurer's Office of Economic Empowerment (OEE), target issues around women's economic disparities, including the gender wage gap, money management, and retirement strategies for women.
The upcoming workshop dates and locations are as follows:
Leominster, April 6th, 9:00 AM – 2 PM
NewVue, Inc., 142 Water Street, Leominster, MA 01453
Cambridge, April 8th, 5:30 PM – 8 PM
YWCA, 7 Temple Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Greenfield, April 27th, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Greenfield Community College, 1 College Dr, Greenfield, MA 01301
"Women face unique challenges when it comes to financial security," said Treasurer Deborah Goldberg. "These programs provide critical information and give women the skills they need to be successful in today's economy. When we invest in women, we empower them to invest in themselves."
Women, on average, earn less than men over the course of their working lives because of the wage gap and are more likely to leave the workforce to care for family members. This series of workshops aims to bring economic security and stability to women and to give them the tools to reach their full financial potential.
"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."
The programs will include financial education workshops and salary negotiation training. Refreshments will be provided to participants. For more specifics on the event details, programmatic content, and to register please visit the program website. The Women's Economic Empowerment Series is made possible by a grant from Citizens Bank. Additional workshops will be scheduled in November and December.
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.