WISER Forum Features the iOme Challenge Winners

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WISER Forum Features the iOme Challenge Winners

The Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) hosted the iOme Challenge at a June 25th forum, “Expanding Savings & Retirement Opportunities: Federal and State Solutions for the Generations”.

WISER President Cindy Hounsell welcomes attendees to the forum.

WISER President Cindy Hounsell welcomes attendees to the forum.

The forum featured the iOme Challenge 2015 winning college team from Northeastern University. This year’s question asked college students to challenge status quo thinking about the current state of retirement and propose viable policy recommendations. Student teams were asked to develop research-based indicators and a system for ranking the 50 states on how well they are prepared to handle the retirement of the millennial generation in 2040.

Read the team’s winning essay and watch their video.

Dallas Salisbury, President and CEO of EBRI, moderates the discussion with the iOme Challenge winning team.

Dallas Salisbury, President and CEO of EBRI, moderates the discussion with the iOme Challenge winning team.

Keynote speakers included Kathy Greenlee, Assistant Secretary for Aging & Administrator of the HHS Administration for Community Living; Assistant Secretary of Labor (EBSA), Phyllis Borzi and Mark Iwry, Senior Advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretary (Retirement and Health Policy), U.S. Department of the Treasury. A panel of administration and congressional staff leaders also discussed current legislative proposals.

Learn more about WISER at www.wiserwomen.org and the iOme challenge at www.iomechallenge.org.

The winning team from Northeastern University is honored at a reception following the forum.

The winning team from Northeastern University is honored at a reception following the forum.

Congratulations WISER!