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Investing in Women Initiative
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Investing in Women

Investing in Women is an initiative launched in January 2020 by the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities designed to provide essential education and research on components of banking, credit, saving and investing, while offering practical resources to women to navigate their finances and future. Through strategic partnerships, the aim is to evaluate investment habits, stereotypes and obstacles for women in Pennsylvania and reduce the gender gap through education and awareness.


Financial Education Presentations
The department has developed new educational presentation of banking basics, credit reports, and saving for retirement that is geared towards women with customized content. These presentations will be given in the community at various venues.

Interested in Hosting a Presentation? Contact us at

A Study of the Financial Capability of Women
The department conducted focus groups and a qualitative and quantitative research study to measure attitudes and understanding about personal financial capability. This research is being used to inform the content for our public facing presentations and approach to the Investing in Women initiative. 

This research allowed the department to hear directly from those affected about what tools, resources, and skills are needed, as we strive to better understand ways Pennsylvania can improve confidence and participation for women in any financial situation.

The focuse groups were followed by a statewide survey to provide data and measure trends, habits, and attitudes throughout the state.

2020 Investing in Women Quantitative Research Findings  (PDF)

2020 Investing in Women Executive Summary of Research Findings (PDF)


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