The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc. Highlights Empowerment and Excellence At 38th Annual Symposium

The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc. (BWA) presented its 38th Annual Symposium: Workshop & Awards Luncheon in the nation’s capital recently, hosting a blue-ribbon workshop on the financial impact of caregiving and honoring the service and accomplishments of five African-American women. Experts indicate that by 2020, the United States will need more caregivers than teachers. African-American caregivers are more than twice as likely as whites to report that caregiving is a financial hardship and evidence suggests that the cost impact of caregiving on the individual female caregiver in terms of lost wages and Social Security benefits equals $324,044.3 In March 2014,