GWLN 2020 Scholarship Nominations Open on International Women’s Day

Global Women’s Leadership Network celebrates #EachForEqual on March 8

March 05, 2020

MADISON, Wis.—World Council of Credit Unions’ Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN) is calling on the worldwide credit union movement to advocate that “an equal world is an enabled world” by encouraging industry women to apply for a 2020 GWLN Scholarship beginning on International Women’s Day.

Successful candidates will participate in World Council's 2020 World Moving – A Joint Credit Union Conference to receive education and expand their professional networks. Scholarship recipients will participate in the GWLN Forum, breakout sessions and GWLN fundraising reception, and meet with conference attendees, scholarship supporters, GWLN members and international Sister Society leaders.

Scholarship applications are due April 8, 2020.

“Our GWLN scholarship program helps credit union women embrace this year’s International Women’s Day theme of #EachforEqual—by allowing them to work toward building a gender equal world. Recipients develop new skills, tools and resources to promote advancement opportunities for themselves, and to empower women in their credit unions and communities,” said Lena Giakoumopoulos, GWLN Program Director.

GWLN scholarship recipients will be announced May 1. Each will receive:

  • A complimentary one-year membership to the Global Women’s Leadership Network.
  • A complimentary registration and an all-expense paid trip to the Joint Credit Union Conference in Los Angeles.
  • A complimentary registration to the GWLN reception at the Joint Credit Union Conference.

GWLN awarded six scholarships in 2019 and plans to award another four to six in 2020. Since 2009, GWLN has awarded 57 scholarships to women from 23 countries.

Scholarships are made possible through funding from annual membership donations and sponsorships, including the generous support of CUNA Mutual GroupCU DirectPSCU and the Susan Adams Scholarship Fund supported by One AZ Credit Union.

World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development platform for credit unions. World Council promotes the sustainable development of credit unions and other financial cooperatives around the world to empower people through access to high quality and affordable financial services. World Council advocates on behalf of the global credit union system before international organizations and works with national governments to improve legislation and regulation. Its technical assistance programs introduce new tools and technologies to strengthen credit unions' financial performance and increase their outreach.

World Council has implemented 300+ technical assistance programs in 89 countries. Worldwide, 85,400 credit unions in 118 countries serve 274 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at

Contact: Greg Neumann
Organization: World Council of Credit Unions
Phone: +1 608-395-2048
Our 2019 GWLN Scholars
Our 2019 GWLN Scholars

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