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Fifty-one percent of female credit union employees who are also members of the Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN) said they have experienced gender bias at work, and that the biggest factor holding them back from accessing leadership positions is “lack of confidence to advocate for themselves,” according to a new GWLN “pink paper” based primarily on a 2021 survey of GWLN members.

GWLN, an initiative of the World Council of Credit Unions’ charitable arm, the Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions, released “We for She: Advancing Women’s Leadership in Credit Unions” Monday, providing a snapshot of the barriers to success women face in credit unions worldwide as well as career advancement advice for credit unions and female credit union professionals.

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Natasha Chilingerian

Natasha has served as an editor for CU Times since March 2015. She also served as a communications specialist for Xceed Financial Credit Union (now Kinecta FCU) in Los Angeles from 2013-2015, and as a CU Times freelancer from 2011-2013. She has been a professional writer for more than 16 years, specializing in news and lifestyle journalism as well as marketing copywriting for companies in the finance and technology space.

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