The Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER)
The Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) is dedicated to the education and advocacy that will improve the long-term financial quality of life for women. As the only organization to focus exclusively on the unique financial challenges that women face, WISER seeks to improve women's opportunities to secure fair pensions and adequate retirement income through research, workshops, and partnerships.
WISER is a nonprofit organization that works to help women, educators and policymakers understand the important issues surrounding women’s retirement income. WISER creates a variety of consumer publications including fact sheets, booklets and a quarterly newsletter that explain in easy-to-understand language the complex issues surrounding Social Security, pay equity, pensions, savings and investments, banking, home-ownership, divorce and widowhood, health and long-term care, and financial elder abuse. Through our National Resource Center on Women and Retirement Planning, WISER has been able to reach thousands of women through workshops and trainings held across the nation. WISER has also been the driving force behind a series of state and local events on long-term financial security aimed at leveling the playing field for women.