News Release Year
March 03, 2021
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).
March 02, 2021
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.
February 25, 2021
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).
February 23, 2021
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.
February 17, 2021
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.
February 16, 2021
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.
February 08, 2021
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.
February 02, 2021
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.
January 27, 2021
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.
January 26, 2021
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.