Financial literacy plays a vital role in solving Wisconsin’s economic challenges. WBA’s Rose Oswald Poels will explain why during her time on stage at today’s Future Wisconsin Summit. The Summit brings together diverse stakeholders to address and solve the state’s toughest economic challenges. WBA is a presenting sponsor at this annual event.

Demonstrating its commitment to financial education, WBA worked with WMC and seven other—including Economics Wisconsin and Junior Achievement—to create the Wisconsin Coalition for Business, Economic, and Financial Literacy. The Coalition’s goal is to promote business, economic, and financial education and literacy in order to maximize each members’ collective reach among young people in the state.

Wisconsin’s skills gap, another Summit topic, is also part of Oswald Poels’ speech. She will explain how WBA actively works with colleges and universities across the state to help ensure students understand the opportunities that exist in a career in banking, particularly one with a financial institution in Wisconsin.