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Friday, September 21, 2018

TREASURER GOLDBERG ANNOUNCES WOMEN’S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT WORKSHOP IN GLOUCESTER


BOSTON – Treasurer Goldberg has announced an additional location for the Women’s Economic Empowerment Series. The workshop, hosted by the Treasurer’s Office of Economic Empowerment (OEE), is a free program targeting issues around women’s economic disparities, including the gender wage gap, money management, retirement and investment strategies for women. The free workshop will be held at the Sawyer Free Library in Gloucester on Saturday, September 29th from 9 AM until 1:30 PM.

“Women face unique challenges when it comes to financial security,” said Treasurer Goldberg. “These programs provide critical information that gives women the skills they need to be successful in today’s economy. When we invest in women, we empower them to invest in themselves.”

“At Citizens Bank, we are committed to helping our neighbors reach their potential, and our communities thrive,” said Jerry Sargent, President of Citizens Bank Massachusetts. “Through our Citizens Helping Citizens Manage Money partnership with the Women’s Economic Empowerment Series, women are gaining the confidence and tools they need to budget, save and take charge of their personal finances.”

Women, on average, earn less than men over the course of their working lives because of the wage gap and are more likely to leave the workforce to care for family members. This series of workshops aims to bring economic security and stability to women and to give them the tools to reach their full financial potential.

The program will include financial education workshops and salary negotiation training. Lunch will be provided to participants. For more specifics on the event details, programmatic content, and to register please visit the program’s site by visiting GloucesterWEES.Eventbrite.com. The Women’s Economic Empowerment Series is made possible by a grant from Citizens Bank.

On day one, Treasurer Goldberg created OEE to implement a range of economic empowerment initiatives including closing the gender wage gap, increasing access to financial education, improving college affordability, and investing in STEM careers and education. For more information visithttp://www.mass.gov/treasury/empowerment or follow @EmpowermentMA on Twitter.

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