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Global Women's Leadership Forum

The 2015 Global Women's Leadership Forum is being held July 11–12 (with additional activities taking place from July 12–15) in conjunction with the World Credit Union Conference in Denver, Colorado USA. This all-day workshop will focus on professional development skills, grow your business relationships and expand your leadership knowledge. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to evaluate their professional goals and create their own Personal Action Plan.

2015 Forum Schedule:
  • Networking Reception: 5th Floor Patio Hyatt Regency Hotel
    Saturday, July 11
    5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Members, sponsors and supporters will reunite for the first time at this year's conference. The Athena Award will also be given out to recognize a Network member who has made a substantial impact.
  • Leadership Forum Workshop: Convention Center Room 601
    Sunday, July 12
    8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (registered attendees invited to arrive at 7:30 a.m. for a networking breakfast)
    This year's keynote speaker is Ingrid Vanderveldt, Fortune's "55 Most Influential Women to Watch on Twitter," host of CNBC's "American Made," and previously the first Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Dell. Currently, she is CEO and Chairman of Empowering a Billion Women by 2020 and sits on the United Nations Foundation's Global Entrepreneurs Council.

  • Networking Lounge: Convention Center Room 610
    Monday – Tuesday, July 13–14, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, July 15, 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Bring a friend by to introduce them to the Network, escape the conference chaos, grab refreshments and access the internet or attend one of these specific events:
    • Personal Action Plan Assistance:
      Monday – Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
    • 2014 Empowerment Grant Project Updates Luncheon:
      Monday 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. (lunch will be served)
      Kristi Lozano, Financial Education Specialist from San Mateo Credit Union
      Elenita San Roque, CEO of the Asian Confederation of Credit Unions
    • 2015 Empowerment Grant Proposal Presentations:
      Monday 3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
      Stop by to hear about our 2015 scholarship winners' project proposals, offer suggestions, and cast your vote for the 2015 Empowerment Grant!
    • Lunch and White Paper Discussion:
      Tuesday 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (lunch will be served)
      Led by Shazia Manus, CEO and President of The Members Group
    • International Sister Society Workshop:
      Tuesday 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
      Be a part of the global movement and help us to brainstorm ways to advance our international Sister Societies around the world!
    • Network Farewell:
      Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
      Stop by the Lounge one last time to say Farwell to Network friends!

Thank you to this year's generous sponsors for making the Forum possible:

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