Treasurer Goldberg has announced an additional location for the Women\u2019s Economic Empowerment Series. The workshop, hosted by the Treasurer\u2019s Office of Economic Empowerment (OEE) and Framingham Mayor Yvonne Spicer, is a free program focusing on wage negotiation, money management, retirement and investment strategies for women. The workshop will be held at Framingham State University on Saturday, March 3rd. \n\n\u201cWomen face unique challenges when it comes to financial security,\u201d said Treasurer Deb Goldberg. \u201cThis Program will provide critical information that will give women the skills they need to be successful in today\u2019s economy.\u201d\n\n\u201cFramingham is very excited to partner with Treasurer Goldberg to bring the Women\u2019s Economic Empowerment Series to our community. We welcome this amazing program and hope to encourage students to become financially literate, economically independent as well as empower women to control their futures,\u201d said Framingham Mayor Yvonne Spicer.\n\n\u00a0\u201cAt Citizens Bank we are committed to helping our neighbors reach their potential, and our communities thrive,\u201d said Jerry Sargent, President of Citizens Bank Massachusetts. \u201cThrough our Citizens Helping Citizens Manage Money partnership with the Women\u2019s Economic Empowerment Series, women are gaining the confidence and tools they need to budget, save and take charge of their personal finances.\u201d\u00a0 \n\nWomen, on average, earn less than men over the course of their working lives because of the wage gap and more likely to leave the workforce to care for family members. Framingham was chosen as part of an expansion to bring economic security workshops to women across Massachusetts to help empower women and give them the tools to reach their full financial potential. \n\nThe Women\u2019s Economic Empowerment Series will take place on Saturday, March 3rd at 9:00AM in the McCarthy Center at Framingham State University. 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\u2019s site here. The Women\u2019s Economic Empowerment Series is made possible by a grant from Citizens Bank.\n\nOn day one, Treasurer Goldberg created OEE with the deliberate goal of implementing a range of economic empowerment initiatives that include closing the gender wage gap, increasing access to financial education, improving college affordability, and investing in STEM careers and education. For more information visit http://www.mass.gov/treasury/empowerment or follow @EmpowermentMA on Twitter.