CU Learning TRAXX: Further Advance the Credit Union Movement by Prioritizing Board Diversity


DirectorsCU Learning TRAXX kicks off tomorrow with five thought-provoking sessions, including one created exclusively for credit union Board members.

In the first Directors’ Only Series session, Leadership Recruitment: Attracting and Retaining Talent that Reflects your Community, speakers Monica Davy, Deedee Myers, and Niki Sharma will demonstrate how a credit union’s Board can effectively recruit, attract, and retain talent at the Board and executive leadership levels. Directors will leave this session with actionable steps to help build a Board that’s representative of their credit union’s diverse membership and broader community. In addition, those who attend will be able to earn CPE credits.

“Now more than ever, creating a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion is critical. Davy, Myers, and Sharma have years of experience in this effort, and their valuable insight will help credit unions build this culture from the top down.”
— Christine Ruzzi, AVP of Enterprise Engagement Resources, NWCUA

Monica Davy is the Director of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion at the National Credit Union Administration. She oversees the requirements of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 involving diversity, civil rights, and the promotion of minority and women hiring and contracting practices throughout the credit union industry and at the NCUA. 

Prior to joining the NCUA, Davy served as Executive Director of the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at the Internal Revenue Service. She also served as Acting Director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Management, and as Acting Director and a senior trial attorney at the Department of Health and Human Services.

Deedee Myers is the CEO of long-time Strategic Link partner, DDJ Myers, a top leadership development firm and provider of the award-winning Emerging Leaders program. Myers is known for being a thought and practice leader in the field of transformative change and organizational evolution for people and organizations. Her work with boards, executive teams, and staff inspire organizations to adopt evolutionary yet pragmatic communication and behavioral practices that add sustainable and intrinsic value.

Niki Sharma is a lawyer and lifelong advocate for social justice and sustainability. She is a former Chair of the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation and currently serves as Vice Chair of the VanCity Credit Union Board of Directors. Sharma is deeply committed to reconciliation, gender equity, supporting arts and culture, and strengthening local communities. Sharma’s legal practice focuses on aboriginal law, and her work has taken her across British Columbia and northern Canada.

There’s still time to register for CU Learning TRAXX, if you haven’t already! Join over 6,000 Northwest credit union professionals who now have access to the program. All five Aug. 5 sessions will feature expert speakers, including American Banker’s 2020 Digital Banker of the Year, Patrick Sells; CUNA Mutual Group’s Chief Economist, Steven Rick; Dutch Bros. Coffee franchise owner and leadership expert, Kevin Parker, and more.

This session is generously sponsored by DDJ Myers, a trusted partner that provides credit unions with solutions for board development and governance, strategic planning, executive search, succession planning, leadership development, executive and board coaching and facilitation of individual, organization, and board assessments.

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