Women and wealth

Empowering women to reach new financial heights


It’s time to make money conversations more common among women.

While female financial confidence in money management is higher than ever, women still face unique challenges as they seek to achieve their financial goals. It's time to take charge of your financial future.

Research shows

American women are leading the way as business owners and entrepreneurs. They oversee household purchasing decisions and control the majority of wealth. Despite these gains, women still face unique challenges that make planning a priority.

Money control

Women are adding to their assets a rate of $5 trillion per year globally.

Boston Consulting Group, Women in Wealth, Managing the Next Decade of Women’s Wealth, 2020.

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Wealth rising

Women now control 52% of wealth, which is expected to grow to an estimated two-thirds by 2030.

National Association of Women Business Owners, 2017.

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Planning needs

Only about half of women feel confident about managing investments compared to more than two-thirds of men.

Women and Financial Wellness: Beyond the Bottom Line, AgeWave 2018.

Insights for women and wealth


Women are redefining leadership in male-dominated industries

From finance to construction, sectors historically led by men are benefiting from a female perspective.

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Charitable giving

Giving more than money: How women are changing philanthropy

By Angie O’Leary

Women are stepping out from the shadows to claim their positions as influencers and leaders, willing to be named and recognized for their giving.

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The cost of caregiving falls disproportionately on women

Women tend to be the primary caregivers for aging parents and spouses. Nearly two-thirds of dementia caregivers in the United States are female.

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Wealth planning

100 years later: Economic gains and unfinished business of the 19th Amendment

The advancement of women in the workforce – and in their own homes – directly translates into influence and prosperity, fueling the nation's economy.

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Business owners

Business owners in times of crisis: How women can chart new careers

Three female entrepreneurs who saw opportunity in inopportune times were rewarded for the risks they took.

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Wealth planning

As women age with longevity on their side, the financial future is female

Baby Boomer women often make choices for themselves, children, spouses and parents – and their economic influence can no longer be overlooked.

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Wealth planning

Women's financial confidence 100 years after the right to vote

Despite progress since the 19th Amendment, there's still a deficit in financial confidence among women.

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Wealth planning

Health and wealth: Why investing in your wellness now will help you in the future

A financial advisor is like a personal trainer. With links between financial fitness and physical health, it pays to take a preventative approach.

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Wealth planning

Power of the purse: How women can use their economic power to spend with purpose

All generations of women are increasingly in control of household purchases, allowing them to support causes and issues they value.

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Wealth planning

How to turn unhealthy money mindsets into smart financial decisions

Beliefs about spending and wealth often form during childhood and can fuel negative financial behaviors. Thankfully, these habits can be changed.

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Financial literacy

Five steps for raising financially confident girls

Kids in elementary school can learn about saving if you make it fun and visual. Teach basic investing early to instil healthy financial habits.

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Download the women’s workbook

We’ve created a practical guide designed to comprehensively assess your financial health and identify actionable steps you can take to build more confidence in your plans for tomorrow. The workbook also contains several hands-on worksheets you can use to write your own financial story.


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