CUNA Mutual Grant Boosts Women in Credit Union Leadership
Thanks to a $20,000 grant from CUNA Mutual Group, the World Council of Credit Unions will continue its efforts to support women in credit union leadership roles worldwide.
The World Council Global Women’s Leadership Network Scholarship aims to further the careers of emerging credit union leaders by supporting projects that solve a problem or meet a credit union and/or a community need, according to CUNA Mutual.
The network is seeking scholarship candidates, who can apply and submit their project description at www.CUwomen.org. Successful projects will address a credit union and/or a community need and further the mission of the applicant’s credit union. The application deadline is March 28.
Scholarship candidates will be selected to attend the 2014 Global Women’s Leadership Forum and World Credit Union Conference in Australia July 25-30.
While at the forum, the selected candidates will present their projects to the network membership. Network members will then vote on which candidates will receive support for the implementation of their project.
Those chosen will carry out their project from August 2014 through June 2015 and will return to the 2015 Global Women’s Leadership Forum in Denver to present their project results.
Beyond the scholarship, CUNA Mutual said it has expanded its support of World Council initiatives and recently became the only Diamond Level supporter of the organization’s foundation.
“Our expanded support to a long-time partner like World Council is a natural extension of CUNA Mutual Group’s commitment to credit unions worldwide,” said Faye Patzner, executive vice president and chief administrative officer at CUNA Mutual.