CU Women: Globally stronger by acting locally

On the 10th anniversary of the Global Women’s Leadership Network, looking back at the important work it has achieved.

The Global Women’s Leadership Network was formed 10 years ago. The global women’s vision was to provide women with the opportunity and resources to make a difference in each other’s lives, in the lives of credit union members and in their communities. World Council of Credit Unions  is the hub of the network to bring together women from CU systems around the world: staff, executives, board members and business partners. GWLN is one of our most important programs.

The initial request that led to the formation of GWLN was to create a safe forum in which women could discuss business issues among themselves. It was not meant to be divisive or separatist. Both women and men championed the network, contributed their time, and leveraged the power of the network and the vision to make a difference among their peers and in their community.

The pink tie became the symbol of the GWLN, ubiquitously worn by men and women. Then the Asian Confederation of Credit Unions introduced pink scarves. In pictures from around the globe now, we see people in education forums and volunteers working in their communities.


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