Lessons from Higher Ed for Promoting Women's Financial Security

Lessons from Higher Ed for Promoting Women's Financial Security

September 30, 2014
Washington, D.C.

The Institute and the held a forum focused on strategies for promoting financial engagement and strengthening financial security of women. The forum drew upon the experience of colleges and universities in this regard. Leaders in higher education, nonprofits, business and government discussed:

  • Financial management programs geared toward women
  • Strategies for reaching and motivating women
  • Best practices in retirement plan design
  • The role of public policy and government

The forum was designed to deepen the understanding of policymakers and policy analysts regarding the unique financial challenges faced by women and strategies to address those challenges.


Supporting Materials

  • Working Women’s Financial Capability: An Analysis Across Family Status and Career Stages— An analysis by the TIAA Institute of financial challenges faced by working women across family status and career stages.
  • Retirement Plans, Policies and Practices in Higher Education— Retirement plans and benefits provided by a diverse sample of U.S. public and private colleges and universities.
  • Woman2Woman Financial Resources— An array of financial planning information, tools and resources geared to the unique needs of women.
  • Woman2Woman Community— A community dedicated to helping women increase their financial knowledge, meet their financial goals and share ideas with peers.
  • Defined Contribution Plans in Higher Education (PDF) – Presentation by Paul J. Yakoboski, Senior Economist, TIAA Institute, and Valerie Martin Conley, Chair and Professor, Counseling and Higher Education, Ohio University.