Micro-communities are groups of credit union employees, advocates, and champions that are working together to build a brighter future for credit unions. They are Credit Union Chapters, Young Professional Networking Groups, Sister Societies of the Global Women’s Leadership Network, Credit Union Development Educator Networks, and more. Micro-communities embody the spirit of collaboration and collective action and are a vital component of the Credit Union Movement.


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Chapters by Region

GoWest Credit Union Association is committed to supporting the growth and collaboration of Credit Union Chapters by providing intentional, future-focused programming that empowers leaders. These opportunities strengthen the development of credit union professionals through training, targeted engagement opportunities, resources, and peer-to-peer connections.

By coming together, Credit Union Chapters have the power to expand their impact, amplify the credit union story, and propel the Credit Union Movement forward under a united voice.


Global Women’s Leadership Network

The Global Women’s Leadership Network is the credit union industry’s only international platform designed to facilitate greater gender equality in credit unions, including increasing the number of women in leadership positions. To advance this mission on a local level, Sister Societies of the GWLN have been established around the world with a network of 154 Chapters across 28 countries, founded to encourage, prepare, promote, and develop women for credit union executive leadership roles.

The Sister Societies of the GoWest region include:

Eastern Washington Sister Society
Western Washington Sister Society
Portland/Vancouver Sister Society
Portland/Vancouver Sister Society
Treasure Valley Sister Society
Eastern Idaho Sister Society
Colorado Sister Society
Phoenix Arizona Sister Society
Southern Arizona Sister Society

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Juntos Avanzamos

The Juntos Avanzamos–Together We Advance–designation recognizes credit unions that have demonstrate a strong commitment to serving and empowering Hispanic and immigrant consumers. Find out how participating GoWest credit unions are serving Hispanic and immigrant members in their communities, and learn more about the designation.

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Young Professionals

The Credit Union Movement’s continued success will depend on the next generation of leaders. Preparing those individuals with the tools they need to meet the needs of credit union members is essential to ensuring that the “people-helping-people” philosophy continues into the future. This network will serve as an additional resource and a unifying umbrella over existing YP groups across Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Wyoming—seeking to connect and influence the future leaders of the credit union movement.

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GoWest CUDE Network

The GoWest CUDE Network is an alumni group of credit union professionals who have obtained the Credit Union Development Education (CUDE) certification offered through the National Credit Union Foundation. The network fosters ongoing connection and support among CUDEs, credit union professionals who have attended the Leveraging the Credit Union Difference Workshop, and others working to advance cooperative values.

The GoWest CUDE Network works to connect credit union professionals, helping them grow personally and professionally and providing opportunities to act.

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