Women’s Money Ambassador Says Chicago Women’s Money Conference Will Address Women’s Economic Power

Sharon Mallory, Illinois and Indiana ambassador for Women’s Money©, a non-profit financial literacy organization says, “as the issues of sexual harassment takes center stage, one also has to look at the ramifications of those actions beyond just the level of the physical harassment”.

The Chicago Women’s Money© Conference will take place on March 31 at the UIC Forum in Chicago, where 500 women will gather at a day-long event to learn and expand their knowledge of the importance of personal money management and the impact that it has on quality of life issues. While the conference will feature a myriad of topics on personal money management, issues related to obstacles that impact women financially will also be presented during a panel discussion.

“When sexual harassment takes place in the workplace many women make the decision to remain silent because of financial concerns. They are either concerned about losing their jobs or perhaps being prohibited from advancing in their careers. With women already earning 80% on the dollar to men and 66% of women being either the breadwinner or co-bread winner in their households, it can come down to choosing their personal well-being over their families,” says Mallory.

The free conference will also offer 12- month mentoring sessions that will tackle financial issues for women who want to improve their financial foundation. The mentoring sessions will focus on a spectrum of financial topics – from basic budgeting to wealth management to investing.

“Chicago has many organizations that are working diligently to educate women about money management. We have legislators who are working on the equal work, equal pay issue. One of those is State Senator Patricia Van Pelt,” adds Tausha Vanterpool, executive director of The NIA Group, co-sponsor of the event.

Van Pelt is slated to speak at the conference about how she and others have been advancing the idea of equal pay for equal work in the Illinois State Legislature.

Mallory says, “All women, no matter what their income or salary, are in the same position when it comes to financial literacy — women need more of it.”

The Chicago kick-off Conference is hosted by the NIA Group , a non-profit financial literacy organization, in conjunction with Women’s Money© and will feature Women’s Money©…

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