State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg and Citizens Launch Worth & Wealth Seminars
Empowering Massachusetts Women to Take Control of their Financial Futures
BOSTON — State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg's Office of Economic Empowerment and Citizens have launched registration for their new Worth and Wealth Seminars. These free virtual trainings will equip Massachusetts women with financial skills and knowledge to build confidence in their economic futures. Participants can choose to enroll in one of the two English-speaking sessions taking place in February and March, or in the Spanish-speaking session scheduled in April.
During each session, participants will attend a kick-off event and four subsequent weekly webinars where they will learn about salary negotiation skills, employment rights, investing strategies, and many other topics that will benefit them in their career and personal life. Registration is open now and all Massachusetts women are encouraged to sign up. The first cohort kicks off on January 26th and will meet on Wednesdays at 6pm for the following four weeks.
"By providing women access to quality financial education resources and tools, we help level the economic playing field all across Massachusetts," said State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg. "These seminars will empower participants with the skills to overcome barriers and to attain the jobs they desire and the pay they deserve."
The Worth and Wealth Seminars are funded by a generous grant from Citizens to the Economic Empowerment Trust Fund. Citizens staff also volunteer their time to support the program through one-on-one financial wellness checkups for interested program attendees, and lead regional breakout groups to help encourage deeper learning of the topics addressed in the sessions. The Office of Economic Empowerment also created a "Partners Circle" for Worth & Wealth presenters, non-profit organizations, and state agencies to get involved in the events, and spread the word to their constituencies.
"We must remain steadfast in our efforts to ensure that women, who we know have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, are not left behind as the Commonwealth builds back," said Lisa Murray, President, Citizens Massachusetts. "Financial knowledge is a key lever for economic mobility, and we're proud to continue our work with the Office of Economic Empowerment helping women build the skills to take control of their financial futures."
About the Office of Economic Empowerment Treasurer Goldberg created the Office of Economic Empowerment, led by a deputy treasurer, with the deliberate goal of implementing a range of economic empowerment initiatives that include closing the race and gender wage gap, addressing racial equity, increasing access to financial education, improving college affordability, and investing in STEM careers and education.
About Citizens Financial Group, Inc. Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation's oldest and largest financial institutions, with $187.0 billion in assets as of September 30, 2021. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, Citizens offers a broad range of retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, large corporations and institutions. Citizens helps its customers reach their potential by listening to them and by understanding their needs in order to offer tailored advice, ideas and solutions. In Consumer Banking, Citizens provides an integrated experience that includes mobile and online banking, a 24/7 customer contact center and the convenience of approximately 3,000 ATMs and approximately 1,000 branches in 11 states in the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. Consumer Banking products and services include a full range of banking, lending, savings, wealth management and small business offerings. In Commercial Banking, Citizens offers a broad complement of financial products and solutions, including lending and leasing, deposit and treasury management services, foreign exchange, interest rate and commodity risk management solutions, as well as loan syndication, corporate finance, merger and acquisition, and debt and equity capital markets capabilities.