Mitchell Stankovic partners with AACUC for GWLN Scholarship
Gift will support black female credit union professionals in their leadership journey
MADISON, WI (July 16, 2020) — Susan Mitchell, CEO of Mitchell, Stankovic & Associates and founding chair of World Council’s Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN), has worked toward diversity, equity and inclusion her entire career. Along those lines, the Herb Wegner Lifetime Achievement Award Winner has partnered with the African-American Credit Union Coalition to fund a scholarship to support black female professionals in their leadership journey.
“Advancing women and DEI are two issues that have always been in my blood,” said Mitchell. “They are issues I and others speak about regularly, and I believe in pairing my words with action! To offer a boost and to #StandUp for leadership development opportunities for all. That is why Mitchell Stankovic is establishing this scholarship for black professional women to attend the GWLN’s Executive Readiness Summit.”
Mitchell Stankovic is also a member of and donor to the AACUC.
The GWLN Executive Readiness Summit is scheduled to take place in Madison, Wis., Oct. 28-30, 2020. The summit provides learning opportunities, networking and personal development for tomorrow’s female credit union leaders. The GWLN Executive Readiness Summit Scholarship is valued at $2,500.
“Susan Mitchell is a tremendous leader in the area of DEI within the credit union community,” said Renee Sattiewhite, CEO of the African-American Credit Union Coalition. “The recent social unrest has served as a catalyst for equity in the treatment of minorities, and Sue’s generosity will go a long way toward that goal. We appreciate the opportunity to further advance black leaders in the credit union community and create even greater value and recognition for AACUC members.”
“We live and breathe diversity at the World Council of Credit Unions,” WOCCU President/CEO Brian Branch said. “Elevating women in their personal and professional lives, as well as within their communities, helps stabilize families here and abroad. We’re very happy with the announcement of this scholarship and the continued growth and support of our GWLN program.”
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 www.woccu.org.
About Mitchell, Stankovic & Associates
Mitchell, Stankovic & Associates is a is a strategic consulting firm specializing in the credit union industry to increase consumer impact, market relevance and modernize business practices from board governance to CEO and leadership transitions. We are trusted advisers and industry thought leaders who believe that making a difference is our highest priority demonstrated by our long-term relationships and stellar reputation.
The African-American Credit Union Coalition was created to increase the strength of the global credit union community. It is a nonprofit organization of African-American professionals and volunteers in the credit union community with a mission “to increase diversity within the credit union community through advocacy and professional development.”
Global Women’s Leadership Network
GWLN is a program of the World Council of Credit Unions. Its mission is to provide women with the opportunity and resources to make a measurable difference in the lives of each other, in the lives of credit union members and in their communities. It is host to the Executive Readiness Summit and champions women leaders at the grassroots level through its 120 Sister Societies in 27 countries.