5 Ways COVID-19 Has Affected Women’s Financial Planning

The challenges the pandemic has posed for women are real, but they can be surmounted with the right planning.

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While men appear to be more vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus itself, women have been far more impacted financially by the pandemic. Additionally, the spread of the Delta variant, and now Omicron, and continued uncertainty around the economy mean that the impact of the pandemic on women and their money will likely continue for some time.

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Caroline Feeney
CEO, U.S. Insurance & Retirement Businesses, Prudential Financial

Caroline Feeney is CEO, U.S. Insurance & Retirement Businesses for Prudential Financial. These businesses provide financial advice and develop, distribute and service income and protection solutions for individual and institutional clients. This segment comprises Group Insurance, Individual Life Insurance, Prudential Retirement Strategies, the Retail Advice and Solutions organization, as well as key support functions, which include Enabling Solutions and Enterprise Capabilities.