Money Conference for Women
About the Conference & Overview
Check back here for more information for the 2017 Money Conference for Women.
Join us on October 28, 2017 at The Money Conference for Women ; a free conference brought to you by YWCA Hartford Region with Honorary Chair Connecticut State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier. The conference focuses 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
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.
The Money Conference for Women is excited to welcome back financial expert and author, Keynote Speaker Michelle Singletary. Michelle's topic will be:
Wonder Woman: How to Become a Wealth Warrior. Discover within you your power to be rich. You can be a fierce money manager by tapping into your strength. Michelle will focus on the 5 strongholds that keep women from being wealthy: living paycheck to paycheck, overusing credit cards, bad decision making, not budgeting, and giving into entitlement issues.
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.
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.