DOL to Hold Women’s Retirement Forum

July 20, 2012 ( – The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is holding a free women’s retirement savings forum at the University of Illinois – Chicago.

“What Every Woman Should Know About Retirement Savings and How to Make It Last” will be held Saturday, July 28, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. CDT, at the University of Illinois-Chicago, Student Center East Building, Illinois Room A, 750 S. Halsted St., Chicago.  

The event will feature panel discussions as well as remarks by Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employee Benefits Security Phyllis C. Borzi; Hubert H. “Skip” Humphrey III, assistant director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Office for Older Americans; Doug Nguyen, deputy regional communications director, Social Security Administration; Lara Hinz, director of programs, Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement; and Joseph C. Peiffer, attorney and member, Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association. Christine Benz, director of personal finance for Morningstar, will moderate the forum. Additionally, free educational materials will be available to all attendees.  

“For a host of reasons, women are more likely than men to have smaller savings or even no nest egg at all when heading into retirement. It’s a problem that can be made more severe since women tend to live longer than men,” said Borzi. “It is important that both women and men saving for retirement have the information needed to prepare for a secure retirement and avoid potential pitfalls in the savings marketplace. We intend for this forum to be a helpful tool for those giving thought to how they will spend their golden years.”  

Space is limited, and members of the public who wish to attend this forum must register in advance with Meredith Regine, who may be reached at or 202-693-8300.