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empowering women

Meet Lisa – she’s optimistic, but nervous about retirement. You can help women like Lisa navigate financial challenges and feel empowered to make decisions to help drive better retirement outcomes.

Women’s finances

Looking for financial advice

Only 26% of women feel confident making investment decisions, although more than half of them are the primary breadwinners.1

Taking action after receiving financial advice

75% of women who receive financial advice take action.2

Live longer

On average, American women live three years longer than American men, so women need their savings to last longer.3

You can help female employees plan for their financial future

TIAA’s Woman2WomanSM online community offers women access to financial professionals, articles relevant to their life situation, and opportunities to share ideas and engage in thoughtful conversations with other women.
Diane Garnick

How does the gender gap influence your financial plan?

Get the answer in a white paper written by Diane Garnick, Chief Income Strategist at TIAA with two decades of experience structuring retirement and investment solutions. At TIAA, she develops TIAA’s lifetime income strategies. These products are often seen as complicated, so Diane’s approach focuses on simplicity.
She currently serves on the board of the CFA Institute Research Foundation, is a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Retirement, volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and chaired the CHRISTUS Healthcare Investment Committee.

Read her latest white paper to learn more about how the gender gap affects women during their working years and how they can plan and save.
Contact TIAA

Let’s work together to help employees pursue lifetime income

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1Connecting with the women in your workforce, Joe Coughlin, MIT AgeLab, September 2014
2 Social Security Actuarial Table, 2014
3 TIAA-CREF Financial Advice Survey, 2014