Miriam de Dios Woodward, CEO of the West Des Moines, Iowa-based Coopera, speaking at ACUC in Boston, Mass.

BOSTON – Addressing discrimination in the workplace and seeking new membership opportunities in Hispanic markets are two issues that remain on credit union executives' radar. And at CUNA's America's Credit Union Conference Saturday, speakers advised attendees on how they can take action on these issues when they return home to their credit unions. Here are some highlights from author Jeffery Tobias Halter and Coopera CEO Miriam De Dios Woodward's breakout sessions, "Men and Women Working Together for Team Success" and "Laying a Foundation for Success With the Hispanic Market."

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Natasha Chilingerian

Natasha Chilingerian has been immersed in the credit union industry for over a decade. She first joined CU Times in 2011 as a freelance writer, and following a two-year hiatus from 2013-2015, during which time she served as a communications specialist for Xceed Financial Credit Union (now Kinecta Federal Credit Union), she re-joined the CU Times team full-time as managing editor. She was promoted to executive editor in 2019. In the earlier days of her career, Chilingerian focused on news and lifestyle journalism, serving as a writer and editor for numerous regional publications in Oregon, Louisiana, South Carolina and the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition, she holds experience in marketing copywriting for companies in the finance and technology space. At CU Times, she covers People and Community news, cybersecurity, fintech partnerships, marketing, workplace culture, leadership, DEI, branch strategies, digital banking and more. She currently works remotely and splits her time between Southern California and Portland, Ore.