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Treasurer to hold Women’s Economic Empowerment summit in Lynn

A Women’s Economic Empowerment Series is coming to Lynn.

The free five-hour session is hosted by Massachusetts State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg and will discuss women’s economic disparities, including the gender wage gap, money management, retirement, and investment strategies for women.

The event will be Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Lynn Housing Authority at 10 Church St. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“Women face unique challenges when it comes to financial security,” Goldberg said in a statement. “These programs provide critical information that gives women the skills they need to be successful in today’s economy. When we invest in women, we empower them to invest in themselves.”

On average, women earn less than men over the course of their working lives because of the wage gap, and are more likely to leave the workforce to care for family members, the treasurer said. The workshop aims to bring economic security and stability to women, and to give them the tools to reach their full financial potential.

The program will include financial education workshops and salary negotiation training. Refreshments will be provided to participants. For more specifics on the event details, and to register, go here or follow @EmpowermentMA on Twitter.

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