Planning for Retirement: Balancing Parenthood and Employment

Planning for Retirement: Balancing Parenthood and Employment

Episode 20 - Regions Wealth Podcast Series

According to Pew Research, 27% of American women opt to put their careers on hold in order to raise a family. As the study points out, such family-related career interruptions can impact women’s economic prospects in a variety of ways, even contributing to the gender wage gap. However, one factor that often gets overlooked is the overall impact on retirement planning. In this episode of Regions Wealth Podcast, Senior Vice President and Private Wealth Advisor Lisa Harless joins us to discuss retirement planning considerations for anyone making the decision to put their career on hold in order to raise a family.

Listen and subscribe on your favorite podcast player. Find our Regions Wealth Podcast on Spotify, Stitcher, and iTunes.

Meet the Speaker

Lisa HarlessLisa Harless is a Private Wealth Management Area Business Manager at Regions in Nashville, Tennessee. Lisa has more than 35 years of banking and relationship management experience. She is a Certified Wealth Strategist and carries a Life Insurance License and her Series 7 and Series 63 Licenses. She graduated from Lipscomb University and is an active member of the Nashville community, serving the W. O. Smith Nashville Community Music School, MusiCares, and the Center for Courageous Kids. Want to find an advisor like Lisa? Contact a Wealth Advisor today.

Listen to More in Our Podcast Series

Our Regions Wealth Podcast empowers you to be smart about life's financial challenges. Gain confidence in your personal or business financial strategy. Listen to more episodes to hear how experienced wealth advisors approach the big financial questions we all face.

Get the transcript.


On a scale from 1 to 5, with 1 being 'Not Good' and 5 being 'Excellent', how would you rate this article?

Press enter to submit your rating

Rate this Article

Use this form to provide additional feedback based on the rating you provided.

Thanks for Rating

Would you like to provide feedback?

Thanks for your feedback!

This information is general in nature and is not intended to be legal, tax, or financial advice. Although Regions believes this information to be accurate, it cannot ensure that it will remain up to date. Statements or opinions of individuals referenced herein are their own—not Regions'. Consult an appropriate professional concerning your specific situation and for current tax rules. Regions, the Regions logo, and the LifeGreen bike are registered trademarks of Regions Bank. The LifeGreen color is a trademark of Regions Bank.

This information is general education or marketing in nature and is not intended to be accounting, legal, tax, investment or financial advice. Statements of individuals are their own—not Regions’. Consult an appropriate professional concerning your specific situation. This podcast is intended for educational and marketing purposes only. The people and events are fictional but represent real issues. No identification with actual persons is intended or should be inferred.