Connect. Inspire. Empower.
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
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. Invite-only to members and sponsors. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to learn more.
Sister Society “Chapter” MeetingsSister 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 80 chapters in 17 countries and anyone connected to a credit union is welcome to attend.
Diversity and Inclusion Networking Luncheon
This event takes place jointly with the World Council Young Credit Union Professionals (WYCUP) during the World Credit Union Conference and is dedicated to advancing women and young leaders worldwide and focuses on growing your professional development skills, expanding your business relationships, and increasing your leadership knowledge. It brings together World Council’s leading professional development initiatives. It is open to all conference attendees and men are especially encouraged to attend.
Global Women's Networking ReceptionNetwork 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 SummitMany 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.
Be a Global Change Agent. Field engagements are the perfect way to immerse yourself in the global credit union community while creating new peer networks and bringing impact stories back to share to your community to teach, understand and learn about the challenges facing your global peers in the movement.
Travel with a group of your peers to one of our project countries to get a deep dive into all levels of our projects to understand from idea to execution, how World Council partners with advocacy, vendor and credit union agencies on the ground to create a strong, sustainable financial empowerment strategy that will change lives and last for generations. View the new Worldwide Foundation Engagement Calendar to connect you to the international credit union movement.