I read your Aug. 18 editorial, “Women’s Issues Are Not Just Women’s Issues,” with great interest. The World Council of Credit Unions, as you know, is at the forefront of global development and has seen firsthand the power and strength women can bring in developing their communities through credit unions. In many countries, it’s women who drive their family’s economy, and in turn the stability of their communities. And credit unions benefit from their involvement.

You raised the question as to whether a business networking group can make a meaningful difference. In 2009, WOCCU launched the Global Women’s Leadership Network to enable women credit union leaders from developed nations to network as well as assist women leaders from emerging countries. Based on the continuing response we receive to the network, there is no doubt at all of the value the network has brought to all its members.

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