Merrill Lynch is hosting 10 events for female investors that address issues such as health care costs, balancing family financial support with retirement goals, impact investing and leaving a legacy.
The programs kicked off in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Tuesday and will continue for the next two years.
“Women have fundamentally different financial journeys from men, and these journeys should be acknowledged and discussed,” Kirstin Hill, Merrill Lynch managing director and strategic performance executive, said in a statement. “We have an important opportunity to dive into the issues and priorities that are top of mind for women and to provide them a clear road map for investing strategies that align to their particular experiences and goals.”
The event in Arizona featured neuroscientist Lisa Genova, author of “Still Alice,” as well as Dr. Kathy Magliato, the surgeon who founded the Multidisciplinary Women’s Health Center at Providence St. John’s Medical Center. It also included a financial wellness panel.
“We are committed to empowering women to live their best financial lives,” said Jennifer Auerbach-Rodriguez, director and head of Strategic Growth Markets for Merrill Lynch, in a statement. “Through this speaker series, our resources, and expertise, we are advocating for more candid conversations about money, investing and women owning their financial futures.”