Empowerment Grant Projects
Each year the Global Women's Leadership Network awards scholarships to help advance emerging credit union leaders. Scholarship winners not only receive complimentary access to the Network and participation in that year's World Credit Union Conference (WCUC) and the Network's Leadership Forum, but also become eligible to receive an Empowerment Grant.
Each scholarship winner is asked to design a concept proposal that increases access to credit, loans, savings, and leadership opportunities for women in their communities. World Council staff evaluate the project's strength, financial need, opportunity for Network membership engagement and potential impact on the local community. Selected scholarship winners then present their project proposals at the WCUC for Network members and sponsors to vote on.
In addition to receiving funds, recipients of the Empowerment Grant receive technical support, and expertise and guidance from their Global Women's Leadership Network peers worldwide.