Northwest Sister Societies of the Global Women’s Leadership Network Collaborate

Fostering connection, collaboration, and professional development, the Northwest Sister Societies of the Global Women’s Leadership Network are coming together to host an inspiring virtual event.

Held Feb. 10, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. PST, the workshop, entitled “Cultivating an Entrepreneurial Mindset,” will help professionals in the Credit Union Movement advance their development by creating opportunities, expanding their networks, and demonstrating their value.

The Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN) is a diversity, equity, and inclusion initiative established by the World Council of Credit Unions in 2009. It brings women in the Credit Union Movement together to connect, discuss issues, and find ways to make a measurable difference in the lives of each other, their credit unions, and their communities. While the Network’s express purpose is to advance women in leadership roles, Sister Society events are open to all professionals connected to the Credit Union Movement.

Stacie Wyss-Schoenborn, President and CEO of Central Willamette Credit Union and Leader of the Willamette Valley Sister Society, said COVID-19 has made it difficult to connect with peers across the industry.

“As COVID has moved us to working remotely, it’s easy to feel more isolated and less connected. [The pandemic] also placed downward pressure on credit union’s operating expenses, making it more challenging to invest in training and conferences.”

That’s why Wyss-Schoenborn says she’s so pleased to be part of industry developmental events hosted by GWLN.

“High-value, no-cost development opportunities are needed now more than ever. [These] events are so important to keep all of us energized, engaged, and focused on what we can accomplish together.”

Credit union professionals can learn more about the event and register here.

To learn more about the Northwest Sister Societies of the GWLN, visit them online or contact Carmen Vigil, NWCUA AVP of Member Engagement.

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