Events

Upcoming WISER Events and Presentations:

December 8th marks the day in 2022 when Latinas would catch up to what their white male counterparts earned in 2021 alone. Latinas live the longest and earn the least – $.54 pay gap compared to the average of $.82 for all women.

Join us on Capitol Hill to highlight this issue with discussions with elected and appointed officials, community leaders, partners and national influencers to address equitable data and solutions to closing the pay gap.

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Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Registration for this event has closed.  If you are still interested in attending, please email Lara Hinz at Lhinz@wiserwomen.org.

 

National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care 46th Annual Conference
December 8-9, 2022 (virtual)
WISER President Cindy Hounsell and Senior Research Fellow Laurel Beedon will present the workshop, “Day Late and A Dollar Short: A Financial Guide and Tools for Underserved Older Women.”

Other Noteworthy Events:

Financial Literacy Events and Resources
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:

DCIIA Academic Forum
November 15, 2022
New York, NY
John Migliaccio presented WISER’s “Building Financial Knowledge & Increasing Financial Resources for Caregivers.”

Webinar for the Centralina Area Agency on Aging (North Carolina)
November 8, 2022
WISER President Cindy Hounsell and Senior Research Fellow Laurel Beedon presented, “Day Late and A Dollar Short: A Financial Guide and Tools for Underserved Older Women” as part of Centralina’s monthly webinar series for aging service providers from across the continuum of care.

WISER’ Annual Women’s Retirement Symposium
Roadmap to Retirement Readiness: Removing Roadblocks & Expanding Literacy
September 28, 2022
Thank you speakers, sponsors and attendees!
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Steps to Improve Women’s Retirement Security (Webcast)
September 20, 2022
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration and Women’s Bureau and the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) presented a webcast on steps you can take to improve your retirement security and address the challenges you, like many women, face in saving for retirement, especially the impact of the role of primary caregiver for your family.

National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) Annual Conference
August 29-31, 2022
WISER Director of Programs Lara Hinz, and WISER Senior Fellow Linda Stone presented the workshop, “Tools and Technology to Help You Get On Track to a Secure Retirement.” WISER was also an exhibitor at the event.

The Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Conference, hosted by ADvancing States
August 14-18, 2022
Washington, DC
WISER President Cindy Hounsell and WISER Senior Research Fellow Laurel Beedon presented the session, “A Day Late and a Dollar Short: A Financial Guide and Tools for Underserved Older Women.”

American Association of Service Coordinators’ Annual Conference
August 15, 2022
Anaheim, CA
WISER Senior Fellow Linda Stone presented the workshop, “Setting a New Course: Financial and Retirement Strategies in the Aftermath of COVID.” WISER also exhibited at the event.

2022 Hermana Conference
Hosted by MANA, A National Latina Organization
July 18-20, 2022
Washington, DC
WISER President Cindy Hounsell hosted a workshop on the Latina Savings Project.

USAging’s 47th Annual Conference and Tradeshow
July 10-13, 2022
Austin, TX
WISER presented the Fast-Track session, “Financial Caregiver Resources & The Role of Social Security Claiming” and exhibited at the event.

WISER’s Annual Forum featuring the iOme Challenge
Intergenerational Perspective on Retirement Solutions
June 22, 2022
Thank you to all the speakers and attendees for making this year’s event a success! Congratulations to the iOme Challenge winning team from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
Learn more about the iOme Challenge college student competition and read the winning essay.
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2021-2022 Sponsors & Partners

NCOA Age+Action 2022 Virtual Conference
June 6-8, 2022
WISER President Cindy Hounsell and Senior Research Fellow Laurel Beedon presented the workshop, “Day Late and a Dollar Short: A Financial Guide and Tools for Underserved Older Women.”

Rotary Club of Bailey’s Crossroads
Falls Church, VA
April 15, 2022
WISER presented the workshop, “Day late and Dollar Short? Getting Ready to build Retirement Security” to Rotary Club members.

ASA’s 2022 On Aging Annual Conference
April 12, 2022
New Orleans, LA
WISER presented the workshop, “A Day Late and A Dollar Short: A Financial Guide and Tools for Underserved Older Women.”

Webinar hosted by the Frederick County Senior Services Division
April 6, 2022
WISER Senior Research Fellow Dr. Laurel Beedon presented “Financial Steps and Resources for Family Caregivers” as part of a virtual senior center for Frederick County, MD seniors and their families.

U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee
March 29, 2022
WISER President Cindy Hounsell testified at the hearing, “Rise and Shine: Improving Retirement and Enhancing Savings.” Watch the recording and download her testimony.

WEBINAR – Money Mule Scams: Tips for Prevention, Identification, and Trauma-Informed Assistance
March 10, 2022
“Money mules” are individuals who receive and move money that came from victims of fraud. Some money mules know they are participating in a crime, but many others are not aware. This webinar discussed the basics about money mule scams, including examples, tips for prevention and identification, how individuals can seek help, and available consumer education materials. This event was hosted by the ACL Elder Justice Resource Centers, which includes WISER’s National Resource Center on Women and Retirement.  Watch the webinar recording and read WISER’s fact sheet to learn more about Money Mule Scams.

Consumer Action webinar on kitchen table economics:
Dealing with debt and debt collection
January 25, 2022
This webinar featured Vickie Elisa, a WISER community educator and trainer who will discuss what consumers can do when there are more bills than money. Also presenting was the National Consumer Law Center. Watch the recording.

U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging
January 13, 2022
Hearing on “Financial Literacy: Addressing the Unique Just-in-Time Decisions Older Americans and People with Disabilities Face.”
WISER President Cindy Hounsell testified at the hearing. View the recording and download WISER’s written comments.