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Nearly two-thirds (62 per cent) of U.S. women say they expect to retire later than originally planned or not at all due to rising inflation, a significant increase from 25 per cent in 2021, according to a new survey by Edelman Data and Intelligence on behalf of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. The survey, which polled […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 13, 2023 January 13, 2023
  • 15:00

Two-fifths (41 per cent) of U.S. women say they expect to retire at age 70 or older or don’t plan to retire at all, according to a survey by the Harris Poll on behalf of the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies. Among women who plan to work past age 65 or who don’t plan to retire, […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 24, 2022 November 23, 2022
  • 09:00
Women comprise 34% of new Canadian board appointments: report

Arthritis Society Canada is supporting female employees by including menopause in its accommodation policy. The policy identifies ways in which a menopausal woman might require similar accommodations as a pregnant woman and includes adjusting an employee’s job responsibilities, finding alternate work and taking leave, says Trish Barbato, president and chief executive officer at Arthritis Society Canada. “I see […]


While we speak regularly with outstanding women in the human resources, benefits, pension and investment industries, our annual Women’s Issue allows us to take a broader view, including how these women’s careers have evolved, their perspectives on mentorship and work-life balance, as well as their thoughts about pay equity and gender diversity. When I wrote […]

Flexibility only goes so far, say two experts, and covers a small part of a healthy and respectful work culture. Tracy Fogale, senior manager of benefits at Kraft Heinz Canada: While flexibility is a critical way to retain employees, particularly women, in the workforce, it can’t tackle systemic issues such as the gender pay gap, […]

When Monika Mielnik joined Bell Canada as a temporary contractor, she was studying criminology and psychology and working towards joining the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. “I truly thought this was going to be an in and out experience . . . but as time progressed, I continued to excel and be empowered by many of […]

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • September 16, 2022 September 15, 2022
  • 08:57

Married women are more likely to say they’re confident they’ll have enough money to live comfortably throughout their retirement years than both divorced and single, never-married women, according to a new survey by the U.S.-based Employee Benefit Research Institute. It found married women (80 per cent) are more likely to have a workplace retirement savings […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 7, 2022 September 7, 2022
  • 09:00

When it comes to educating women about retirement and their finances, the needle hasn’t moved enough in the past few decades because the language being used by the industry isn’t connecting to what’s really going on, said Jenine Garrelick, senior managing director at MFS Fund Distributors Inc., during a session at Benefits Canada‘s 2022 DC […]

An open dialogue about diversity, equity and inclusion is vital for raising the resilience and overall wealth of pension plan members, said Ryan Weiss, vice-president of group customer national accounts at Canada Life, during a session at Benefits Canada‘s 2022 DC Plan Summit. Also speaking during the session, Elisha Ribeiro, the insurer’s national sales director […]

While global employers are introducing inclusive benefits and programs to support employees across all life stages, many U.K.-based companies are shifting their focus to one life stage that has typically been taboo. Cereal manufacturer Kellogg Co. is training managers on how to talk about menopause. Multi-national telecommunications firm Vodafone Group is introducing a toolkit focused […]