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Bay Area: From Surviving to Thriving – In-person webinar viewing and funder discussion

In-Person Webinar Viewing and Funder-Only Discussion — From Surviving to Thriving:  Ensuring the Golden Years Remain Golden for Older Women

Bay Area Asset Funders Network invites you to a webinar viewing and in-person funder discussion.

Wednesday, February 26, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: live webinar viewing

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: funder discussion

Hosted by: Northern California Grantmakers

160 Spear Street, Suite 360, San Francisco

Join Bay Area AFN on Wednesday, February 26th at 10:00 a.m. for an in-person viewing of the live presentation exploring the systemic and structural causes of senior women’s economic insecurity.

 Did you know?

  • Women overall are 80% more likely to be impoverished in retirement than men
  • Over 4 million older women (65+) in the US are currently living in poverty

Older women who have worked their entire lives, both in the workforce and/or as family caregivers, find themselves struggling to meet even their most basic needs as they become older.  They are at risk of developing significant health problems, falling into poverty, losing their homes, or even becoming homeless.

AFN’s national webinar will explore the systemic and structural causes of senior women’s economic insecurity including the legacy effect of the wage gap on retirement benefits; effect of caregiving; debt and financial exploitation as well as targeted strategies, policies and system changes needed to ensure that senior women not only survive but thrive as they age.

Philanthropy is uniquely situated to influence and develop interventions to support the economic security of senior women. We can ensure this generation and future generations can age financially secure and with dignity. The Webinar and brief are generously supported by Texas Women’s Foundation, AARP and the New York Women’s Foundation.

Join us in person to view the webinar with your colleagues and engage in a discussion about the role local Bay Area funders can play in addressing the systems and structural causes of the lack of women’s wealth, as well as opportunities for local collaboration and alignment of strategies for investment.


Lauren Blitzer, Texas Women’s Foundation

Tracey Gronniger, Justice in Aging

Mona Masri, Asset Funders Network (moderator)