Mary Lazarus Legacy Fund Celebrating Women in Society Forum
The gender wealth gap goes far beyond wage inequality and is a much more comprehensive framework for understanding a women's financial security over her lifetime. Wealth, the value of assets minus debts, enables women to be economically empowered. While building wealth can be a lifelong process, women, especially women of color, generally have fewer opportunities than men to accumulate wealth.
Our panel will discuss the gender and racial wealth gap and community solutions to move towards economic empowerment for women, girls, and families. The conversation will center around findings from the recently commissioned report by The Institute for Women's Policy Research "Assets for Equity: Building Wealth for Women in Central Ohio", the first to look at the gender and racial wealth gap at a local level in Ohio.
We welcome Christie Angel (President and CEO of YWCA Columbus), Suparna Bhaskaran, Ph.D. (Senior Researcher at The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society), Darrick Hamilton (Executive Director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity), and host Kelley Griesmer (President and CEO of The Women's Fund of Central Ohio).
Sponsored by: The Ohio State University, Barbara Fergus, GBQ, and Cardinal Health
In partnership with: The Women's Fund of Central Ohio
Regular Entree: Baked salmon with tomato beurre blanc, chive mashed potatoes, and asparagus. Served with a garden salad.
Vegetarian Entree: Vegetable lasagna. Served with a garden salad.
Kosher meal available for this forum.