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CEE Report – Summer 2014

Three times a year the Council for Economic Education releases the CEE Report, highlighting our new and noteworthy events, programs and partnerships, including pilot programs and joint ventures with key supporters.

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In This Issue

Upcoming Events
Vantage Point Series
Note from Nan
Indiana Council Launches $mart Indiana
Financial Literacy Month Highlights
Building Economic & Financial Literacy of DE Students
Financial Literacy & the Federal Government
Building the Financial Literacy of Illinois Students
2014 National Economics ChallengeSM
53rd Annual Conference
New Board Members
Gen i Revolution – Search for the Sweet 16th Contest Results
Survey of the States – By the Numbers
2014 Visionary Awards Dinner

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Economic Outlook from the Boardroom – Perspectives from Women of the Board

On May 13, CEE held another exciting discussion in the Vantage Point series, covering the Economic Outlook from the Boardroom: Perspectives from Women of the Board. Held over breakfast at the Harvard Club of New York, an esteemed panel of leaders shared their insight and their own personal experience while discussing the challenges of women in the boardroom and beyond.

CEE’s CEO and President Nan J. Morrison opened the program, while Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, Director and Chief Economist of the Ford Motor Company, moderated the panel.

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From Left to Right: Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, Mellody Hobson, Mary Schapiro, Nan Morrison, and Cathy Minehan.

The Hon. Mary Schapiro, 29th Chairman of the SEC, Former Chairman and CEO of FINRA, and a 2008 CEE Visionary Award winner, presented first, noting that only 18% of corporate board seats are held by women—and yet, when women make up a larger percentage of a board, it’s more likely to see a higher return on capital and sales.

Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Investments, followed up by addressing the importance of both gender and racial diversity, and how it creates real value for companies.

Rounding out the panel, Ms. Cathy Minehan discussed some of the ways that gender disparity is being addressed, like the 2020 Women on Boards, an initiative to increase the percentage of women serving on corporate boards.

One of the most important initiatives to bridging the inequality gap is early financial education. And given our mission here at CEE, to promote financial and economic literacy in K-12 students, we couldn’t agree more.

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CEE in the News: Hobson, Krawcheck and Finerman on the Economy

On Wednesday, the Council for Economic Education hosted “Vantage Point: Economic Perspectives from Wall Street Women,” featuring moderator Karen Finerman, CEO, Metropolitan Capital Advisors, Inc. Contributor, CNBC’s “Fast Money”; with panelists Mellody Hobson President, Ariel Investments Chairman, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.; and Sallie Krawcheck, who recently acquired 85 Broads.

The women spoke to more than 100 other female, and some male, guests at the Harvard Club in New York City. Tackling tough questions from Finerman, Hobson and Krawcheck gave their opinions on everything from the European financial crises, to housing and the spending patterns of Gen X and Millennials.

The Wall Street Journal covered the event in this piece, highlighting the panelists’ opinions on the young generations and their savings habit.

“Ms. Hobson, speaking Wednesday at a panel hosted by the Council, said the cautionary tale of the downturn — as well as longer lives and careers — underscore the need for economic and financial literacy among young people.

Millennials are “the second-most conservative group of investors, right behind their grandparents,” said panelist Sallie Krawcheck, former president of global wealth and investment management for Bank of America Corp. The fact that young workers today likely will be retiring at an older age than their parents and grandparents means “we need a structural rethink” of how to save for that retirement, Ms. Krawcheck said.”

Learn more about the discussion and read the full story here.

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Karen Finerman with panelists Sallie Krawcheck and Mellody Hobson; Nan J. Morrison at the podium.

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