World Council President and CEO Elissa McCarter LaBorde wrote a firsthand account of her April 20-22 meetings in Poland on the challenges facing Ukrainian credit unions and their members for CUInsight.com.
"The 24/7 news cycle is an unending stream of images, facts, figures and horror stories unimaginable in today’s time. Time has a way of normalizing and numbing us to the raw shock of human atrocities and devastation that is war. The worst outcome is to sit back and watch from afar. The disaster unfolding before our eyes, live wired on social media, can render one helpless. My trip to Poland last week was a stark reminder that we can and must continue to act, even as days and months drag on. Leadership is action, not position," wrote McCarter LaBorde.
You can read her entire post on the encounters she had and the resolve it instilled in her by clicking here.