January 15, 2020
- Harrisburg, PA
Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities Secretary Robin L. Wiessmann announced 'Investing in Women,' an initiative aimed at providing women with important information about banking, credit, saving and investing, while offering practical resources to navigate their finances. The secretary was joined at a Capitol news conference by Julie Bancroft, Chief Public Affairs Officer of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV).The number of Pennsylvania women saving for retirement or investing is lower than the national average."Through strategic partnerships, the goal of 'Investing in Women' is to evaluate investment habits, stereotypes and obstacles for women and reduce the gender gap through education, awareness and research," said Secretary Wiessmann. "By presenting fundamental concepts about the importance of financial capability and the unique financial challenges facing women, we encourage women in Pennsylvania, stakeholders, and partners to get involved."