Money Conference for Women

About the Conference & Overview

The Money Conference for Women is a free conference, brought to you by YWCA Hartford Region with Honorary Chair Connecticut State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier, focusing on money management, investment strategies and retirement planning for women of all ages, economic backgrounds and levels of financial knowledge.

The program is designed to address the special challenges women face in their work and personal lives:

  • Three out of four working women earn less than $30,000 per year
  • Women earn less and receive half the average pension benefits of men
  • Women live longer than men, requiring their money to last longer
  • Women have more sporadic work histories as a result of caring for children or elderly parents
  • 71% of the nation's 4 million elderly poor are women
  • Women tend to be more intimidated about financial issues, less informed about ways to secure their financial future and are more conservative investors

Program Description:

The conference features recognized leaders in the financial services industry who offer practical advice and tools to help participants design and implement an effective money management strategy.

Financial Focus Workshops:

Following an overview of money management, participants attend two Financial Focus Workshops on topics suited to their life stage and needs.

Presenters offer practical tools on a variety of topics that have included:

  • Your Financial Makeover: Real Tips and Tools
  • Beyond the Basics- Investment Strategies for an evolving market
  • The Basics of Money Mangement
  • Investment Basics: A guide to your investment options
  • Protecting Your Assets
  • Develop A Vision For Your Small Business
  • Making Debt and Credit Work for You
  • Making It On Your Own: Financial Independence for Young Women
  • Preparing for Homeownership
  • Achieve the Goal of Retirement Security
  • Financial Housekeeping: Record Keeping & Estate Planning
  • Financial Issues of Women as Caregivers
  • Preparing your Small Business for the Next Step

Financial Expo:

Conference registrants may explore different services provided by various vendors in the financial services industries as well as other services available to women and their families.