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GWLN Welcomes New Volunteer Chair

March 03, 2021

GWLN Welcomes New Volunteer Chair

MADISON, Wis.—More than 500 members and supporters of the Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN) from over 30 countries welcomed a new volunteer chair and recognized one of the group’s emerging leaders at its first virtual breakfast celebration held in conjunction with Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC).

Worldwide Foundation Champions Celebrate 2021 Bridge the Gap Campaign

March 02, 2021

Worldwide Foundation Champions Celebrate 2021 Bridge the Gap Campaign

MADISON, Wis.—More than 200 credit union professionals attended Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions’ March 1 Virtual Champions Celebration to learn how their financial support has helped credit unions worldwide over the past year and how the 2021 Bridge the Gap Campaign will continue that effort going forward.

Worldwide Foundation Supports Champions’ Joint DEI Effort

February 25, 2021

Worldwide Foundation Supports Champions’ Joint DEI Effort

MADISON, Wis.—Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions applauds Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU), Civic Federal Credit Union and the African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC) for launching DEI Talks, a website to advocate for the proposed 8th Cooperative Principle that is focused on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).

Global Women’s Leadership Network to Name New Volunteer Chair

February 23, 2021

Global Women’s Leadership Network to Name New Volunteer Chair

MADISON, Wis.—The Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN) continues to blaze the DEI trail throughout the worldwide credit union movement with a relevant purpose—advancing women. GWLN’s mission is to provide women with opportunities to make a measurable difference in the lives of each other, their credit unions and their communities. World Council of Credit Unions will name the next GWLN volunteer chair when founding chairperson Susan Mitchell passes the baton.

20 Countries Represented at WYCUP Affiliates Council Kickoff Event

February 17, 2021

20 Countries Represented at WYCUP Affiliates Council Kickoff Event

MADISON, Wis.—More than 50 young credit union professionals from 20 countries participated in the first WYCUP Affiliates Council meeting February 16—signaling an important new chapter of cooperation among young professional (YP) networks across the globe.

World Council Releases 2021 Global Regulatory Update

February 16, 2021

World Council Releases 2021 Global Regulatory Update

MADISON, Wis.—How international standard setting bodies react to the institutional stress placed on credit unions upon the withdrawal of COVID-19 relief measures will set the tone for the regulatory issues affecting cooperative finance worldwide in 2021.

CAP Project Helps Ukrainian Credit Unions Take First Step Toward Guaranteeing Member Deposits

February 08, 2021

CAP Project Helps Ukrainian Credit Unions Take First Step Toward Guaranteeing Member Deposits

MADISON, Wis.—World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) and its Credit for Agriculture Producers (CAP) Project have agreed to provide technical assistance and international best practice expertise to Ukraine’s Individual Deposit Guarantee Fund (DGF) in a joint effort to establish a deposit guarantee system for the country’s credit unions.

New Initiative Bridges a Global Community of Young Credit Union Professionals

February 02, 2021

New Initiative Bridges a Global Community of Young Credit Union Professionals

MADISON, Wis.—World Council's Young Credit Union Professionals (WYCUP) program is launching the 10,000 Strong! campaign to highlight its efforts to create the largest global network of young credit union professionals.

Nominations Open for World Council’s 2021 Distinguished Service Award

January 27, 2021

Nominations Open for World Council’s 2021 Distinguished Service Award

MADISON, Wis. — Nominations are open for the World Council of Credit Unions 2021 Distinguished Service Award (DSA). The prestigious award honors individuals and organizations that have provided outstanding service to credit union development outside their home country. Awards will be presented at the 2021 Virtual World Credit Union Conference, July 14-21.  

Worldwide Foundation Seeks to Help Credit Unions Bridge Inclusion Gaps Amid Pandemic

January 26, 2021

Worldwide Foundation Seeks to Help Credit Unions Bridge Inclusion Gaps Amid Pandemic

MADISON, Wis.—Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions is launching its annual awareness and fundraising campaign called “Bridge the Gap” to help the global credit union movement bridge four key inclusion gaps that have been further exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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