WISER’s Annual Women’s Symposium

25 Years of Improving Women’s Financial Security
Where We Stand:
Possibilities & Progress!

October 29, 2021

A virtual event hosted by the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement
with Support from
Dimensional Fund Advisors 

Speaker BIOS

25th Anniversary Sponsors
2021 Partners & Sponsors

Thank you to all the speakers, moderators and participants who joined with WISER to celebrate 25 years of helping women, educators and policymakers address the important challenges women face when saving for retirement.

This year’s event explored how financial services providers, lawmakers, public policy experts and community leaders can work together to make the next 25 years more financially secure for all women.

Speaker Presentation Slides:

Setting the Stage: 25 Years Improving Women’s Retirement Security
Anna Rappaport, Society of Actuaries – Women’s Retirement Security: A 25 Year Perspective
Catherine Collinson, Transamerica Institute and Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies – Presentation Slides

Panel I: 25 Years & What’s Next? The Possibilities: Corporate & Future Leaders
Toni Brown, Capital Group – Presentation Slides
Pam Hess, DCIIA – Presentation Slides

Panel II: The Next 25 Years: Non-Profit Leaders, Improving the Retirement Future for Underserved Women
Nancy LeaMond, AARP, Caregiving and Women’s Uphill Battle for Economic Security

Read Kerry Hannon’s article, What’s the Future for the Retirement Security of Women in Next Avenue featuring highlights of WISER’s symposium.

Thanks to Kara Watkins and Funding Our Future for partnering with WISER on Yahoo! Finance Live: Interview with Patrice Willoughby, Board Member highlighting WISER’s 25th anniversary. (Transcript also available.)

WISER’s Making a Difference Awards

On October 28th, WISER celebrated its 25th anniversary with a reception and awards ceremony on the Rooftop Terrace at 101 Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC. The Emcee for the awards was the Honorable Earl Pomeroy.

This year’s awardees include 3 Outstanding Awardees from the Corporate and Nonprofit sectors, 1 Exceptional Partner, 6 WISER Fellows and 25+ current and former hill staffers, who demonstrate a strong commitment to WISER’s core issues.

Read the Press Release

See the 25th Anniversary & Awards Program