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Global Women's Leadership Forum

2014 Leadership Forum

The 2014 Global Women's Leadership Forum will take place July 26-27 (with additional activities from July 28-30), during the World Credit Union Conference in Gold Coast, Australia. Held in partnership with Australian Women in Mutuals (WIM), this all-day workshop will connect credit union women during an interactive leadership development session. This year's event will feature Dr. Louise Mahler, renowned expert on vocal intelligence, as the keynote speaker, and will include a working luncheon and global dialogue during roundtable discussions. In 2013, more than 100 high-level female leaders from around the world participated in the Leadership Forum. The 2014 Forum is open to Network members, including Australian and New Zealand women leaders. Thanks to our sponsors, this year's registration is only US $100 (+10% GST) for women from developed credit union movements. Women from developing credit union movements are able to attend for free. To register, click here.


2014 Forum Schedule:

  • Networking Reception (Sponsored by Mitchell, Stankovic and Associates)
    Saturday, July 26th
    5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Join us as we welcome our members, sponsors, and supporters from around the globe and recognize this year's Athene Award winner.
  • Leadership Forum Workshop (Sponsored by BRIDGES, lunch sponsored by Servus Credit Union)
    Sunday, July 27th
    9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (registered attendees invited to arrive at 8:30 a.m.)
    During this all-day workshop, interact with influential global leaders and participate in educational sessions. We welcome Dr. Louise Mahler, renowned vocal intelligence expert, as our keynote speaker.
  • Network Lounge (Sponsored by The Members Group)
    Monday – Tuesday, July 28th – 29th, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, July 30th, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Need a break from the conference activities? Head to the Network Lounge to enjoy coffee, internet access, and our charging station in the company of other female cooperative leaders.
  • International Sister Societies Workshop (Sponsored by PSCU)
    Monday, July 28th
    3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Interested in bringing the Global Women's Leadership Network to your credit union community? Learn about the Sister Societies and meet women leaders that have already established groups.


Social Media at the 2014 Leadership Forum

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting two social media activities throughout the week of the 2014 World Credit Union Conference in Gold Coast, Australia. Members who participate will be awarded Leadership Reward Point prizes and their photos will be featured on the Network's social media accounts. The two activities are:

1. ‪#‎CUselfie‬: Winner receives 75 Leadership Points
Grab your smartphone, a colleague or new friend and pull up your Twitter account because this year we're all about staying connected! The Network member who takes the most "selfies" using #CUselfie in their posts on Twitter will receive 75 Leadership Reward Points, equivalent to US$75.00. Let the selfies begin!

2. ‪#‎CUwomen‬: Participants receive 20 Leadership Points
Tell us about your experience with the Network and create your own #CUwomen sign between Sunday, July 27th and Tuesday, July 29th in the Network Lounge. Photos of members holding their original signs will be promoted on the Network's social media accounts and may be used in future marketing materials to help advance credit union women in leadership worldwide!

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

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