The Network is open to all women and includes the critical support, engagement, and participation of men. We offer local, national, and international opportunities to connect, inspire, and empower.
Annual Breakfast Symposium (Invite-only to members and sponsors)
The Global Women's Networking breakfast takes place during CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, DC, USA, and is an excellent opportunity to connect with C-suite contacts within the U.S. credit union system and engage with legislators and policymakers working to advance women. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to learn more.
Sister Society “Chapter” Meetings
Sister Societies are local Global Women chapters established around the world to further the Network’s global mission by making a local impact. The purpose is to convene credit union women, discuss credit union issues, exchange ideas, network with neighboring credit union leaders, and share lessons learned with Network members worldwide. There are over 44 chapters in 16 countries and anyone connected to a credit union is welcome to attend.
Annual Leadership Forum (July 15, 2018)
Global Women and World Council's Young Credit Union Professional Program invites you to attend an educational/networking luncheon on Sunday, 15 July from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm dedicated to advancing women and young leaders worldwide. This inaugural luncheon will grow your professional development skills, expand your business relationships and increase your leadership knowledge.
Featuring keynote presentations, engagement activities and skill-building exercises, the luncheon brings together World Council’s leading professional development initiatives and kicks off the organization’s first “Diversity & Inclusion” Program.
Global Women's Networking Reception (July 14, 2018)
Network members and sponsors have the unique opportunity to celebrate the momentum of Global Women initiatives during the annual World Credit Union Conference. This invite-only event includes guest speakers, program impact updates and Global Women Athena Award winner announcement.
Executive Readiness Summit (November 12 - 14, 2018)
Many credit unions have succession planning or targeted leadership strategies for senior-executive management. Few focus on developing mid-tier ranks where people often need information and the most support. The Summit will promote the advancement of women by focusing on the US industry’s “pipeline” problem where women start working in lower-level roles that do not lead directly to the executive suite. This unique platform dedicated to credit union women only will focus on critical competencies, networking, and expanding knowledge; increasing the number of women in the ready-now or ready-soon pool.
Visit the Field
With the right tools, households living on less than $2/day can capture an opportunity to move out of poverty and endure unexpected shocks that would otherwise push them back into a cycle of destitution. For over forty years, the World Council has been changing lives by bringing sustainable, well managed, savings-led financial services to marginalized and traditionally unbanked populations in more than 71 countries worldwide.
Engagement trips to the field provide credit union leaders a one-of-a-kind, hands-on way to become directly involved in the global credit union movement. Participants learn first-hand about the challenges and strengths of other credit union organizations and work alongside World Council technical staff to expand financial services in developing countries.