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AZ Sister Society GWLN - A Leadership is Learning!

43 members of the The Arizona Sister Society gathered in Tucson, AZ on 8.23.17 including 2 female board members. Since we are focused on becoming better leaders within our respective roles, we spent the morning learning the importance of how we communicate in the workplace (verbally and non verbally) and it's impact on how the message being delivered is received.

Business Communications Lecturer, Lesli Pintor from The University of Arizona Eller College of Management presented on the topic "From Competence to Confidence" which provided real life applications to show the value of intentional communication and it's positive impact/outcome or it's negative impact/outcome in the workplace. (Intention vs Perception) We left with concrete tips and techniques to help all us manage intention vs. perception in our every day communications.

To maintain and/or grow our CU Financial Literacy, training was provided in the areas of "Understanding Credit Union Financials" and "Understanding Credit Union Key Ratios" and delivered by CEO, Margaret Hunnicutt. Our goal is to help participants gain and apply knowledge from these sessions when they return to their credit union.

Impacting a charity is a foundation of GWLN and at this event we collected over $100 and 12+ boxes of donations for: Treasures 4 Teachers of Tucson, a non profit established to help provide supplies to teachers and their classrooms.

Sister Society of Tagum Cooperative, Tagum City,Philippines

The Sister Society of Tagum Cooperative visited the school children of Kuyas, Sto.Nino , Talaingod , Davao Del Norte , Philippines last March 17, 2017 for the feeding of the underweight children. There were around one hundred  school children who gained weight after 6 months of continuous feeding. Tagum Cooperative also distributed toothbrushes to the children which the later were so happy and thankful.....

Education a Key To Success

On 22nd October during Celebrations of ICU Day, Malawi Sister Society donated learners books and Teachers Guides to two schools in Thyolo District, Southern part of Malawi. We encouraged young girls to work hard in school because education is the key to success. 2015 in December, we donated several items to children's ward at Queen Elizabeth Refferal Hospital in Blantyre.  This is part of Community Outreach, we always plan for a charity activity each year.


Sisters Society Tagum Cooperative (TC) Chapter convened on August 30, 2016 at the 4th Floor Function Hall, TC Main Office, Tagum City, Davao del Norte, Philippines, to re-orient its members on the objectives and commitments of the movement. The election of new set of Officers also took place. Moreover, the society spelled out the scheduled community development programs for the year.

TC BOD Chairperson MONICA L. SALIDO is elected as the President while TC BOD Vice-Chairperson FE J. ADLAWAN is elected as the Vice-President of the Sisters Society (Tagum Cooperative Chapter).


Recently in Malawi we had our sister society meeting whereby our theme was career Woman Of Impact. I enjoyed a presentation from our Guest Speaker Maureen Masamba, who said, "Women we should not give ourselves limits, we should always focus on our future, identify our strengths and core competencies, build and nurturing our self-esteem; brain storm. If we fail to achieve something we should always search our souls, know what we are, have confidence, change strategy and try something different"



It is a fact that women nowadays are already internationally known as an 'all around homebody'. She may be a wife, a mother or a popular public servant.

In my country, nobody can question the legacy that every woman can give: be it to her family or the society. A woman who can do the job well-done is somehow a 'super woman' but it is happening around us. It is because, women are becoming career oriented while being a doting mother and as a submissive wife. Though submissive, because ours is a paternal society, yet, her decision-making can be firm and referred-oriented. 

She can be a public servant in many ways. Many health workers in local Health Centers are married women. Politics is not behind, it can be her advocacy to join the wagon of women in politics joining the world that used to be for men only.




Impact of Women in Society


Women follow this link, so educative and inspiring. 

Challenges Facing Women in Leadership Positions, Impact of Women in Society

2014 World Council Survey on Women's Participation in Credit Unions

World Council of Credit Unions conducted a survey on Women's Participation in Credit Unions in 2014.  The data was provided by 36 out of 46 respondents (78%) who were women from national CU associations.

Survey summary:  

  • Average percent of women members of credit unions: 43.8% (34 countries)
  • Average percent of women board members in credit unions: 27.5% (29 countries)
  • Percent of women CEOs of credit unions: 15% (30 countries)

Further details can be found in the Member Services folder of the Resource Library.

2014 WOCCU Survey: Women in CUs
Challenges Facing Women in Leadership Positions, CU Boards / Volunteers, Impact of Women in Society, Member Service, Program Updates


Challenge of upskilling line managers "faces every type of firm"

27 January 2015


UK organisations are struggling to train managers that have the closest contact with staffers, according to IPA research – and workers’ mental health is at risk

Matt Packer

Senior leaders throughout the UK have expressed mounting concerns about how they will develop the skills and talents of their line managers. According to a study published this week by business consultancy the Involvement and Participation Association (IPA), 70% of HR officers, directors and chief executives have put “upskilling line managers” in their Top Three of major challenges currently facing their firms.

“Implementing organisational change” came a close second – with 65% naming it in their Top Three – while “strengthening the leadership team” trailed a distant third at 30%. Significantly, IPA’s data showed that there was scant difference between the priorities and challenges of the private and public sectors. The only notable change was that “improving working relationships” came out with a slightly higher score of 35% in the private sector, narrowly beating the “leadership team” issue that came in third place overall.

The findings have presented bosses across the country with serious matters to consider in the realm of workplace wellbeing. Indeed, IPA’s figures have arrived hot on the heels of comments from business psychologist Professor Cary Cooper, who told the recent Why Mental Health Matters conference in London that most employee-engagement schemes have failed – and that key areas of workplace happiness have deteriorated as a result. As quoted in HR magazine, that malaise has led Cooper to conclude: “Our line managers today are unfit for purpose. It’s rather sad in a way, but they simply don’t have the interpersonal skills [they need].”

Other experts have highlighted the crucial role that skills play in shaping company culture – a clear set of values that line managers are often tasked with conveying to their staff. In a column this week for the Huffington Post, Chartered Management Institute (CMI) chief executive Ann Francke argued that the UK needs a “Culture Club”: a collective agreement among senior leaders that they will regularly measure, and report on, their human capital. In Francke’s view, that process is vital for ensuring that people development drives and shapes company culture for the benefit of all. “By championing greater development of skills and greater transparency in people reporting,” Francke stressed, “we could foster much-needed long-termism.”

However, despite the shortcomings that those experts have identified, IPA director Nita Clarke provided a positive angle on the findings, saying: “it is encouraging that organisations are recognising the importance of enhancing the skills of both their line and senior managers. Engaging for Success, my review of employee engagement with David MacLeod, clearly showed that engaging managers are one of the four key enablers of employee engagement – alongside a strong and empowering leadership team. For organisations undergoing change – which let’s face it, in current times is all organisations – investment in both is likely to pay dividends in delivering transformation.”

CMI director of strategy and external affairs Petra Wilton, said: “These results echo our own annual Future Forecast report – which found that people development is one of the Top Three priorities for employers in 2015 as they look to grow. Any organisation that is serious about hitting the objectives ahead of it should be looking at how it can develop its line managers. Whether through management courses, management qualifications or the Chartered Manager award, employers have huge flexibility to tailor development to meet their needs. Without a renewed focus on developing managers, employee engagement, productivity and bottom-line results will suffer.”

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I believe all woman would be better off all over the world if they were taught Financial Literacy.  Us ladies in the industry understand the jargon and core concepts, but so many do not.  I am not talking about complex financial concepts here, I'm talking super basic.  Put a little aside for a rainy day.  Don't be bullied into making a financial decision you dont understand, someone huffing and puffing at you is TRYING to push into a decision that is to their advantage but not necessarily yours.  Let's pick up this banner and help our fellow man (woman) with easy financial tips and stoies that everyone can relate to!!
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