TMG CEO Shazia Manus to discuss scholarship, microfinance and equal pay for women

DES MOINES, IA (October 27, 2015) — Shazia Manus, CEO of TMG (The Members Group) and a member of the World Council of Credit Unions’ Global Women’s Leadership Network, will talk about a very important issue with attendees of the Iowa International Center’s Dialogue Series event on Nov. 3, 2015. The free public program will begin at noon and go until 1 p.m. at the Central Library at 1000 Grand Avenue in downtown Des Moines.

In addition to discussing the untapped potential of women around the world, Manus will share perspectives on practical financial approaches for giving more female leaders the support they need and deserve. It’s an issue with which she has firsthand experience, having come of age in Bangladesh during a time when cultural and familial pressures kept most women from pursuing their ambitions.

Earlier this year, Manus wrote a white paper on the topic alongside co-author Calyn Ostrowski, Worldwide Foundation Executive Director with the World Council of Credit Unions. That paper, “Financial Support Critical to Greater Female Leadership,” can be accessed at

In addition to sharing her own personal story of triumph over financial and cultural barriers, Manus will present on three methods for injecting financial support into the lives of promising young women across the globe: scholarship, microfinance and equal pay. The program will center on how each of these approaches is already helping advance female leaders to deserving success.

About TMG

TMG is dedicated to creating customized, technology-driven card processing and payment solutions for credit unions and community-based financial institutions across North America. Innovations in fraud management, loyalty programs, alternative payment systems and analytic reporting, and the competitive advantages they create, have helped TMG forge a new standard in offering cutting-edge credit, debit, ATM, prepaid card products and a P2P payment solution. For more information, visit

About the Iowa International Center’s Dialogue Series

The Dialogue series is an ongoing educational outreach effort of the Iowa International Center, a local non-profit that has worked to build cultural understanding in Iowa for more than 75 years. Free and open to the public, Dialogue programs offer meaningful opportunities for the community to engage in conversations about global issues, Iowa’s connections abroad and the impact of these matters on their own personal experiences. For more information, visit


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