ING, Presenting Sponsor of the Money Conference for Women, Helps Women Tackle Financial Matters

October 21, 2004 Hartford, CT Share: Print Subscribe to Email Alerts

ING US Financial Services, part of ING Group, will be the presenting sponsor of the Money Conference for Women, a free conference developed to help improve financial literacy among women in Connecticut. ING will be playing a significant role in the conference in Cromwell, Conn., on Saturday, October 23, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., to help women better understand financial planning and investing strategies to help secure their financial futures.

Several Hartford-based ING executives have important roles at the conference. Sue Collins, chief actuary and chief financial officer, ING US Institutional Financial Services, will welcome the expected 700 participants to the Money Conference for Women and discuss financial literacy and the importance of women taking control of their finances and planning for retirement. Also, ING experts will host Financial Focus Workshops at the conference, including

  • Getting Started in Investing. Carolyn Harris-Burney, vice president, ING US Financial Services, will help participants learn "the rules of the game," what to expect, and investing strategies to reach various financial goals. Topics include: basic investment terms, compounding, dollar-cost averaging, and investment clubs.
  • Retirement Planning: A Reality Check. Mary Ellen Gordon, retirement advisor, ING Financial Horizons, will address myths and facts about preparing for retirement. Important concepts for creating retirement income will be covered, including how much money will be needed in retirement, Social Security Income, investing in retirement, and the rules of withdrawing your savings and working with financial advisers.

Each workshop will be presented twice, once at 11 a.m. and again at 1:15 p.m. In addition to the ING presenters, about 25 volunteers from the company will serve as “money mentors,” exhibitors, and facilitators during the conference.

The Money Conference for Women is a joint project of the YWCA of the Hartford Region and the Office of the Connecticut State Treasurer. It is a free conference on money management, investment strategies and retirement, and is geared toward women of all ages, economic backgrounds, and levels of financial knowledge. The sessions and workshops address the unique financial issues women face in their work and personal lives. To register for the conference or for more information visit

About ING

ING Group is a global financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking, insurance and asset management to more than 60 million private, corporate and institutional clients in more than 50 countries. With a diverse workforce of more than 112,000 people, ING comprises a broad spectrum of prominent companies that increasingly serve their clients under the ING brand.

In the U.S., ING offers a comprehensive array of financial services to retail and institutional clients that includes retirement plans, mutual funds, managed accounts, alternative investments, direct banking, institutional investment management, annuities, life insurance, employee benefits, financial planning, and reinsurance. Currently, ING holds top-tier rankings in key U.S. markets and serves more than 14 million customers across the nation. For more information, visit

Press inquiries

Christina Divigard, ING US Financial Services 860.723.2293 or
Susan Lewis, for the Money Conference for Women, 860.243.1447 or (cell) 860.798.8909