As part of our mission to empower women worldwide, the Network provides an annual scholarship to female leaders within the credit union industry to provide opportunities for professional development, networking and diversifying skill sets to make an impact.
Since 2009, Global Women has awarded 57 scholarships to women from 23 countries. Scholarships are made possible through funding from annual membership donations and sponsorships, including the generous support of CUNA Mutual Group, CU Direct, Burns-Fazzi, BFB Gallagher, PSCU and the Susan Adams Scholarship Fund, which was established in honor of former Entrust Financial Credit Union CEO Susan Adams supported by OneAZ Credit Union.
Successful GWLN scholarship winners receive:
- Complimentary one-year membership to the Global Women’s Leadership Network
- Complimentary registration to the World Credit Union Conference (WCUC) (for 2020 in Los Angeles, CA, USA)
- An all-expense paid trip to attend the World Credit Union Conference (for 2020 in Los Angeles, CA, USA)
At WCUC, scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to participate in all GWLN events including the Annual Forum, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion conference track, International Sister Society meeting, GWLN lounge sessions and other educational sessions to promote professional development throughout the conference week.
Keep checking with us! 2020 Scholarship Application to open Sunday, March 8, 2020!
2019 Scholarship Winners:
Rene Gayle, Assistant General Manager, First Heritage Co-Operative Credit Union Ltd. (Jamaica)
Habiba Kent, Board Member, Windsor Employees Sacco (Uganda)
Barbra Mchenga, Youth Advisor, Malawi Police Service Sacco (Malawi)
Rose Vanessa Nyambi, Microinsurance Manager, Malawi Union of Savings and Credit Cooperatives (MUSCCO) (Malawi)
Bettyrose Okiri, Project Manager, African Confederation of Co-operative Savings and Credit Associations (ACCOSCA) (Kenya)
Jovitta Sakwiya, HR, Administration and Marketing Executive, Malawi Union of Savings and Credit Cooperatives (MUSCCO) (Malawi)