- Office of State Treasurer and Receiver General Deborah B. Goldberg
- Office of Economic Empowerment
Media Contact for Treasurer Goldberg Announces Women's Economic Empowerment Workshop in Framingham
Chandra Allard, Director of Communications
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) 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.
“Women face unique challenges when it comes to financial security,” said Treasurer Deb Goldberg. “This Program will provide critical information that will give women the skills they need to be successful in today’s economy.”
“Framingham is very excited to partner with Treasurer Goldberg to bring the Women’s 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,” said Framingham Mayor Yvonne Spicer.
“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 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.
The Women’s 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’s site here. The Women’s Economic Empowerment Series is made possible by a grant from Citizens Bank.
On 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.