2023 Digital Growth Award Nominations Open

World Council member associations and credit unions are encouraged to apply

January 10, 2023

MADISON, Wis.—Nominations are open for World Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) 2023 Digital Growth Award, which will recognize one or more member credit union associations or member credit unions for successfully working toward our Challenge 2025 goal of expanding digital transformation across the globe.  

Nominees must show they have implemented a digital solution(s) that is:

  • Inclusive: It expanded financial inclusion by reaching members of underserved communities.
  • Innovative: It was groundbreaking for your organization by reducing costs, streamlining operations or improving member experience.
  • Scalable: It can be scaled up for use or replication by other credit union associations or credit unions in your country or region.

“With the Digital Growth Award now in its third year, we hope to see more nominations than ever before,” said World Council President and CEO Elissa McCarter LaBorde. “We are excited to showcase how credit unions are using innovative digital solutions to reach underserved populations and to build resilient communities across the globe.”

An independent panel of judges with expertise in credit unions, microfinance and digital financial technologies will evaluate all nominations and select the winners.

Digital Growth Award recipients will receive one free registration (per person or organization) to the 2023 World Credit Union Conference (WCUC) in Vancouver, Canada, July 23-26. Awards will be presented during World Council’s Annual General Meeting at WCUC 2023 on Monday, July 24.

2023 Digital Growth Award nominations must be submitted by a World Council member association by 5:00 p.m. (17:00) U.S. Central Standard Time on Friday, March 17.

To nominate a credit union association or credit union for a 2023 Digital Growth Award, click here. For more information about the Digital Growth Award, including a list of past recipients and their innovations, visit our FAQ page.  

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 90 countries. Worldwide, 82,758 credit unions in 97 countries serve 404 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at

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Contact: Greg Neumann
Organization: World Council of Credit Unions
Phone: +1 608-395-2048
Sicredi (Brazil) received one of two Digital Growth Awards presented in 2022
Sicredi (Brazil) received one of two Digital Growth Awards presented in 2022

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