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International Women's Day: Credit Union Women Invited to Apply for Scholarship

March 08, 2017

Contact: Calyn Ostrowski
E-mail: costrowski@woccu.org
Phone: 608-395-2056
 

MADISON, WI. – In celebration of International Women's Day today, World Council's Global Women's Leadership Network encourages female credit union leaders to apply for a Network scholarship. Scholarship winners receive complimentary membership to the Network and participate in the 2017 World Credit Union Conference activities and Global Women's Forum in Vienna, Austria on July 22 - 26. 

Over 40 scholarships have been provided to women from 21 countries. Scholarships are made possible through funding from annual membership donations and sponsorships, including the generous support of CUNA Mutual Group (USA), TMG (Iowa, USA) and the Susan Adams Scholarship Fund, which was established in honor of former Entrust Financial Credit Union CEO Susan Adams supported by OneAZ Credit Union and PSCU.

The annual Forum event is an all-day workshop that takes place during the World Credit Union Conference and connects credit union leaders from all over the globe. For the first time in the event’s nine-year history, the 2017 Forum will be open to all conference attendees and men are especially encouraged to attend.

Focusing on professional development, participants engage in interactive dialogue sessions, expand their knowledge and grow business relationships. Featuring an internationally renowned keynote speaker, working luncheon and round-table discussions, attendees walk away with personal action plans, new skills, and professional resources.

World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development agency 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.

In 2009, World Council established the Global Women’s Leadership Network to tackle our industry’s gender gap while also leveraging resources to strengthen the economic security of women and their families. The Network is open to all women and includes the critical support, engagement, and participation of men. Programs provide tangible skills, tools, and resources to advance women and offers actionable steps for organizations to follow. Since its inception, the Network has reached over 1,200 women from 78 counties worldwide. Its diverse membership is served through educational programming, networking opportunities, relationship building, and mentoring.