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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.

World Council Selects Firm to Lead President/CEO Search

March 08, 2021

World Council Selects Firm to Lead President/CEO Search

MADISON, Wis.—Robert Half Executive Search will lead efforts to select a new World Council of Credit Unions’ President and Chief Executive Officer.

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.

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.

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