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Women worldwide to meet at global leadership forum
MADISON, Wis. (5/31/11)--Women credit union leaders worldwide will convene at this year's Global Women’s Leadership Forum in Glasgow, Scotland, July 23-24, in conjunction with the World Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) World Credit Union Conference.
Click to view larger imageParticipants gathered at the 2010 Global Women’s Leadership Forum in Las Vegas. (Photo provided by the World Council of Credit Unions)
Global Women’s Leadership Network members--an international group of proactive, professional credit union women--will discuss challenges facing credit unions and hear from speakers including British Broadcasting Co. Radio 4’s on-air personality Liz Barclay. Barclay is one of the most recognized voices on British radio with a common-sense approach to money and finance on her show, You and Yours. During the only international peer-to-peer exchange in the industry, attendees share ideas and learn from their counterparts in other credit union movements around the globe. Despite operating in vastly different environments, women in the network face similar leadership challenges at their credit unions and together find insight and strategic solutions. “I had the opportunity to network and learn about the successful strategies my peers use to grow their credit unions,” said Winona Nava, CEO of Guadalupe CU in Santa Fe, N.M. “The stories shared demonstrate that the credit union philosophy is alive and prospering around the globe. Even though vast distances separate us, we are all united in our desire to improve the lives of our members and our communities. It was remarkable that in spite of our various backgrounds, nationalities and geographic locations, we all share the same struggles as women and as leaders.” The network, co-founded by WOCCU and the Canadian Co-operative Association, provides women the opportunity and resources to make a measureable difference in each other’s lives, and in their credit unions and communities. It engages members with professional and personal development through social media and educational forums, and provides tools for women to connect with their peers. Women credit union leaders and volunteers can sign up for membership; use the link. Organizations such as credit unions, service organizations and vendors also can join and appoint two women leaders to represent their organization. For more information, use the link or e-mail cuwomen.woccu.org.
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