Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap, Together
Last June, I wrote about the shocking gap separating men and women when it comes to wealth — a divide that’s exacerbated when race and other demographic factors are taken into account. That piece referenced an early initiative that Asset Building Strategies founder, Heather McColluch, has been leading to address the growing problem.
Since then, even in the face of national political headwinds, Heather’s efforts have continued to gain traction. I am proud to be an advisor and partner in this work. Together, we published a co-authored article on Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity. This past November, we held a national convening in D.C. — the first of many — and released the report linked below.
This report, Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap, informs our national discussion and catalyzes our movement towards policy and practical solutions to build wealth for low-income women and women of color.
As we march this Saturday, January 21, erasing the disparity in wealth is just one of the issues that we set out to achieve. This is a time of change for America and it is up to all of us, working together, to make sure it is change for the better, for all.
It is our pleasure to share this report with you.