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WiR Third Thursdays Podcast

About the Podcast

The "Third Thursdays" podcast is powered by the American Retirement Association (ARA), which champions women's initiatives. Through its ARA Council for Women, ARA serves as a comprehensive resource for women who work in the retirement plan industry. These 60-to-90-minute podcasts have a unique vibe and feature industry presentations and attendee interaction. Each Third Thursday’s experience focuses on one of the four core topic areas: leadership, marketing, practice management, or personal growth.

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August Episode: SAFER Act: Retirement Savings Saving Lives

We discuss the Safer Act, which became a provision in SECURE 2.0 allowing penalty-free withdrawal from retirement plans for victims of domestic abuse.

Given the breadth and scope of domestic violence, this educational session offers background information on the Safer Act and its importance. We look towards 2024 when the provision will go into effect so you can prepare yourself and your plans.




May Episode: Leading the Charge

How Advocacy and Leadership can Increase Women’s Participation in the Financial Industry with Rock the Street Wallstreet.

Rock The Street, Wall Street is a financial and investment literacy program designed to bring both gender and racial equity to the financial markets and spark the interest of high school girls into careers of finance.



March Episode: Embracing Equity and Thriving

In celebration of March’s International Women’s Day and the theme of #EmbraceEquity, help us “give equity an embrace” and join us to learn how ARA is encouraging women to Thrive in financial fields through education, mentoring, and professional development!

Women continue to be underrepresented in financial services roles, above entry level, with women of color fairing even worse. Join us to learn what opportunities the ARA has available to embrace equity, support women working in the retirement industry, and to help close the retirement gap for underrepresented groups.