WFCU to Host Key Annual Events During WCUC in Boston

WFCU, GWLN and WYCUP to share global insights about credit union industry

June 20, 2024

MADISON, Wis.— Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions (WFCU) and their major networks, Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN), World Young Credit Union Professionals (WYCUP) and Global DE, will host five key events featuring global perspectives and insights during the 2024 World Credit Union Conference (WCUC) in Boston (USA).  

WFCU will host the Gala at Thompson Island on Monday, July 22, at Boston's very own Thompson Island. The fundraising event will bring the global credit union movement together on one island for one night for one big party. The Gala at Thompson Island will give the global movement a look into how WFCU is bridging credit union gaps worldwide with a night of fun.  

This event will feature special guest Bill Cheney, CEO of SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, and Crystal Long, CEO of GECU, who are the presenting sponsors of the event, as well as classic American yard games, a Boston lobster bake and entertainment for the entire evening.  

Event registration closes on July 8, with proceeds supporting the shared World Council of Credit Unions and WFCU vision of expanding financial inclusion and credit unions worldwide. 

GWLN will be celebrating its 15-year anniversary with the GWLN Reception on Saturday, July 20, at the Boston Convention Center.  

The reception engages the international credit union system with the GWLN community, and this year, guests will be celebrating all who have helped grow GWLN to 15 years, hear from scholars and learn about what’s ahead for the program.  

This event is made possible with the support of Velera, the Annual Network Sponsor, and TruStage, the GWLN 15 Sponsor. 

WYCUP will host a “Welcome to Boston” network meet-up on Saturday, July 20, where all are welcome to network with global peers and get to know the WYCUP network.  

2024 WYCUP events are made possible with the support of TruStage and Velera, Annual Network Sponsors. 

GWLN and WYCUP are teaming up to host Leading through Networks - A GWLN and WYCUP Joint Forum on Sunday, July 21, at the Boston Convention Center. Attendees will learn about leadership through networks and how the global credit union networks best work to serve credit union communities.   

Five impressive leaders will speak at the Joint Forum, including: 

  • LaQuita Cleare, Founder and CEO, Clear Communication Academy and Master Storyteller and Engagement Expert, as Keynote Speaker. 
  • Dr. Brandi Stankovic, trusted advisor and strategic planning facilitator. 
  • Susan Mitchell, CEO of Mitchell, Stankovic & Associates. 
  • Merry Pateuk, SVP of Industry Engagement for Velera. 
  • Kevin Lashley, VP for Barbados Co-operative & Credit Union League and 2019 WYCUP Scholar. 

The GWLN and WYCUP Joint Forum is made possible with the support of Sicredi

Global DE, the Global Development Educators Network, will host their annual Global DE Social on Tuesday, July 23, 2024 at Harpoon Brewery, where the network will celebrate the International Credit Union Development Educator (ICUDE) Class of 2024. This social gathering will bring together a powerful group of leaders and provide a unique opportunity to profile DE programs from around the world and build deeper connections within the global credit union movement. 

The Global DE Social is made possible with the support of Velera 

The Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions, as the strategic partner of the World Council, bridges gaps impacting credit unions' ability to grow and advance financial inclusion worldwide. Our commitment to provide global credit union journeys augments our shared vision with World Council's of realizing a vibrant and growing global credit union movement. Worldwide Foundation's philanthropy advances World Council's technical capacity to strengthen credit union systems that advance financial inclusion to underserved communities. 

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Contact: Rachel Miller
Organization: World Council of Credit Unions
Phone: 608-395-2036
Gala at Thompson Island
Gala at Thompson Island
GWLN Reception at WCUC 2023 in Vancouver, Canada
GWLN Reception at WCUC 2023 in Vancouver, Canada
2023 WYCUP Forum at WCUC 2023 in Vancouver, Canada
2023 WYCUP Forum at WCUC 2023 in Vancouver, Canada

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