WISER’s 2021 Events

2021 Home and Community Based Services Conference
December 6-10, 2021
Baltimore, MD
WISER Senior Research Fellow Laurel Beedon presented the workshop, “Building Financial Knowledge & Increasing Resources for Financial Caregivers” with Lisa Schifferle from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

National Adult Protective Services (NAPSA)’s 2021 Conference
November 8-10, 2021
San Diego, CA
WISER hosted two workshops at this year’s conference: “After The Pandemic: How To Get On Track For Retirement” presented by Lara Hinz, WISER Director of Programs and Linda Stone, WISER Senior Fellow; and “Financial Guide for Caregivers” presented by Judith Kozlowski, WISER Senior Fellow. WISER was also an exhibitor at the event.

Lifelong Learning Institute at Virginia Tech
November 2, 2021
WISER Senior Research Fellow Laurel Beedon presented Financial Caregiving as part of the Institute’s Fall Learning Courses.

WISER’s Annual Women’s Symposium
October 29, 2021
25 Years of Improving Women’s Financial Security
Where We Stand: Possibilities & Progress!

Thank you speakers and participants for a great event!
Congratulations to WISER’s Making a Difference Award Honorees!
Speaker Presentation Slides and Other Event Materials

The Economic State of American Women and their Families
A roundtable hosted by Engage, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting women’s economic security through commonsense, bipartisan solutions.
October 20, 2021
WISER President Cindy Hounsell and WISER Community Educator & Trainer Donna Purchase were invited to participate and present at this event featuring Members of Congress, administration officials, corporate leaders, and leading policy experts in discussions designed to move the needle on women’s economic security as it relates to retirement security, caregiving, healthcare inequalities, and disability employment.

Social Security: How the Benefit Impacts You and your Loved Ones (Virtual)
September 15, 2021 at 1:00pm ET
The Social Security Administration, WISER and the National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc. (NCBA) joined together for a virtual discussion on Social Security benefits.
See the Event Flyer

Financial Steps for Family Caregivers: A Webinar Hosted by Wisconsin ETF & WISER
September 14, 2021
WISER Senior Fellow Judith Kozlowski discussed the financial impact of caregiving, important steps caregivers should take, how to avoid common caregiver mistakes, and how caregivers can be a defense against financial fraud. The webinar is a part of the Wisconsin Strong Women financial wellness education series offered by the Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds and in collaboration with the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement.

American Association of Service Coordinators (AASC) 2021 Virtual Conference
August 26, 2021
Lara Hinz, Director of Programs at WISER and Linda Stone, WISER Senior Fellow presented the workshop, Building Financial Knowledge & Increasing Resources for Financial Caregivers. WISER was also an exhibitor at the conference.

Wisconsin Strong Women: Unique Challenges to Achieving Financial Security
Hosted by Wisconsin ETF
June 24, 2021
WISER Director of Programs Lara Hinz participated in this virtual discussion about the challenges women face in achieving financial wellness and security throughout their lives and explore solutions on how to overcome the challenges. Fellow panelists include Kathy Blumenfeld, Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions; Dr. Joelle Saad-Lessler, National Institute on Retirement Security; and Amy Crowe, Financial Education Specialist, Summit Credit Union.

New Perspectives: An Intergenerational Discussion on Retirement Solutions
WISER’s Annual Forum featuring the iOme Challenge 
June 17, 2021
Thank you to all the speakers, moderators and attendees who participated in this year’s virtual event.  Speaker presentations and event materials will be posted soon.
Speaker Bios
Sponsors & Partners
For more event info and speaker presentation slides, click here.

National Caucus & Center on Black Aging Inc. (NCBA) Webinar
June 10, 2021
WISER Senior Research Fellow Laurel Beedon presented on women and financial caregiving.

Age+Action 2021 Virtual Conference
Hosted by the National Council on Aging
June 9, 2021
WISER President, Cindy Hounsell; WISER Senior Research Fellow, Laurel Beedon; and Project Manager for WISER’s Financial Caregiving Portal, Ruthann Froberg presented the workshop, Building Financial Knowledge & Increasing Resources for Financial Caregivers.

One Main Financial’s Town Hall for Older American’s Month
May 2021
Featuring resources and tools from Social Security Administration and Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER). Watch the Town Hall

National Alliance for Caregiving Member Webinar
May 20, 2021
WISER Senior Research Fellow Laurel Beedon will discuss the financial outlook for women caregivers in a post-pandemic world.

Consumer Action Webinar: The Impact of COVID-19 on Retirement Savings
May 11, 2021
Vickie Elisa, WISER Financial Literacy Educator presented on the special challenges that women encounter when trying to save for retirement. Watch the webinar

National Community Reinvestment Coalition’s Just Economy Conference
May 3-4, 2021 (virtual)
WISER participated in a Lightening Session with MANA – A National Latina Organization to discuss our Latina Savings Project, a turnkey model program for increasing emergency savings among low- to moderate-income Latinas.

The Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging
April 6-15, 2021 – A Virtual Event
Cindy Hounsell, WISER President; Sandy Timmermann, Visiting Professor of Gerontology and Retirement Living at the American College of Financial Services; and John Migliaccio, President, Maturity Mark Services Co. presented the workshop, “Taking Charge: Strategies for Making Women’s Retirement Income Last a Lifetime.”

FinEx Webinar: Understanding the Women’s Wealth Gap
March 31, 2021
WISER President Cindy Hounsell presented on this webinar that looks at facts about the women’s wealth gap and the unique challenges many women encounter on their journey to financial well-being including the impact of COVID-19.

American Association of Services Coordinators Webinar Series
January 13, 2021
Lara Hinz, WISER Director of Programs and Linda Stone, Senior Pension Fellow at the American Academy of Actuaries and WISER Senior Fellow presented, Take Action: 7 Steps to Improve Your Financial Future as part of a series of professional development webinars for service coordinators.

Centro Hispano of Dane County, WI Caminos Financial Council
January 7, 2021
WISER President, Cindy Hounsell, and MANA President & CEO, Amy Hinojosa presented to the Caminos Finance Council of the Centro Hispano of Dane County on the WISER/MANA Latina Savings Project.

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