Global Credit Union podcast episode seven: how GWLN and WYCUP are leveling the playing field for women and youth

MADISON, WI (November 18, 2021) — Results from a first-time demographic survey of World Council’s member credit union associations show women trail far behind men in both credit union membership and leadership.

The responses also revealed credit unions have an aging membership base when compared to the general population, with the average member more than a decade older than the average person worldwide.

But two Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions’ programs are actively trying to to reverse those trends.

In Episode Seven of the Global Credit Union Podcast, World Council Director of Communications Greg Neumann talks with:

Gob gives her insights on the issues preventing more women from becoming credit union members and leaders. She also discusses the role GWLN plays in reducing inequities in both areas.

Mattia talks about the obstacles credit unions must overcome if they want to appeal to more young consumers and to reduce the age of the average member. He talks about why WYCUP can be a powerful tool credit unions can tap to reach out to more young people worldwide.

To learn more about the Global Credit Union Podcast, or to suggest a topic for the show, contact Greg Neumann, World Council Director of Communications, at

About World Council of Credit Unions

World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development platform for credit unions. World Council promotes the sustainable development of credit unions and other financial cooperatives around the world to empower people through access to high quality and affordable financial services. World Council advocates on behalf of the global credit union system before international organizations and works with national governments to improve legislation and regulation. Its technical assistance programs introduce new tools and technologies to strengthen credit unions' financial performance and increase their outreach. World Council has implemented 300+ technical assistance programs in 90 countries. Worldwide, 82,758 credit unions in 97 countries serve 404 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at


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