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More than 1,800 Entrepreneurs Benefit from the Economic Inclusion Project (EIP) in Peru and Ecuador

May 05, 2021

More than 1,800 Entrepreneurs Benefit from the Economic Inclusion Project (EIP) in Peru and Ecuador

LIMA, Peru—The Economic Inclusion Project this week celebrated the graduations of more than 500 new entrepreneurs from its School of Dreamers in Peru and Entrepreneur Camp in Ecuador.

‘Building Financial Health for a Brighter Tomorrow’ is This Year’s International Credit Union Day Theme

May 03, 2021

‘Building Financial Health for a Brighter Tomorrow’ is This Year’s International Credit Union Day Theme

MADISON, Wis.—On October 21, 2021, credit unions worldwide will celebrate International Credit Union Day (ICU Day). This annual event raises global awareness for the credit union movement through outreach, volunteering, fundraising and other ICU Day-themed activities. Credit unions bring financial inclusion and a promising future to people all over the world. Since the first celebration in 1948, ICU Day is a chance to spotlight and celebrate these achievements. 

Microsoft Joins with World Council to Fast-track Innovation in Financial Services

April 28, 2021

Microsoft Joins with World Council to Fast-track Innovation in Financial Services

NAIROBI--Microsoft East Africa, through the support of its 4Afrika initiative, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) to help accelerate digital transformation within the Savings and Credit Cooperative (SACCO) sector.

Registration Open for 2021 World Credit Union Conference

April 15, 2021

Registration Open for 2021 World Credit Union Conference

MADISON, Wis. — Attend the premier global credit union education and networking event offered by the financial services industry. World Council of Credit Unions has opened registration for the annual World Credit Union Conference to be held virtually from 14 – 21 July 2021. For more information and to register visit www.wcuc.org

CUNA Mutual Group Pledges Up to $1 Million to World Council of Credit Unions

April 13, 2021

CUNA Mutual Group Pledges Up to $1 Million to World Council of Credit Unions

MADISON, Wis.—CUNA Mutual Group, the largest international provider of insurance and retirement services to credit unions, has committed to give World Council of Credit Unions up to $1 million to support its work to champion and grow credit unions and cooperative finance worldwide.

WYCUP Scholarship Connects Young Professionals to a World of Opportunity

April 06, 2021

WYCUP Scholarship Connects Young Professionals to a World of Opportunity

MADISON, Wis.—The nomination period for the 2021 WYCUP Scholarship program is now open and will run through May 31.

WCUC Keynote Speakers Announced

March 11, 2021

WCUC Keynote Speakers Announced

MADISON, Wis. — World Council of Credit Unions has secured four distinguished speakers for the 2021 World Credit Union Conference—the premier global event for credit unions—set to be held virtually from 14 – 21 July. More than 1,500 credit union executives from 60 countries are expected to join the online event, which features a weeklong celebration of World Council through education and networking.

GWLN Opens 2021 Scholarship Nominations on International Women’s Day

March 08, 2021

GWLN Opens 2021 Scholarship Nominations on International Women’s Day

MADISON, Wis.—Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN) is calling on the worldwide credit union movement to advocate that “we can all choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements” by encouraging industry women to apply for a 2021 GWLN Scholarship beginning on International Women’s Day.

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.

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