Sister Societies


Sister Societies are local groups of Global Women's Leadership Network members who come together to exchange ideas, impact the local community, and share information with other network members. These meetings are organized several times a year and are usually held in credit union offices. Sister Society meetings are a great opportunity to discuss important issues impacting women leaders in credit unions and to build cooperative projects that can be implemented within the local community. Through the Sister Society initiative, the Network makes a difference locally as well as internationally.

So far, 55 Sister Societies have been established in 18 different countries. Listed below are the U.S. and international sister societies, primary contact information and their respective start dates. 

Sister Societies in the United States

Arizona - since May 2013

CA- Bay Area (San Francisco) - since April 2012

CA- Central Coast (Santa Barbara & Ventura Counties) - since February 2014

CA- Southern California (LA, Inland Empire, Orange County) - since February 2014

Colorado - since May 2014

DC - since August 2013

Florida - since October 2013

Idaho (Eastern) - since September 2017

Idaho (Treasure Valley) - since September 2017

Iowa - since December 2017

Michigan - since April 2012

Minnesota - since June 2016

Nevada - since August 2012

New Jersey - since May 2012

New England -  since October  2017

New Mexico - since December 2015

New York/New Jersey- since May 2012

Ohio - since January 2016

  • Contact: Alice Hensley at ahensley@universal1cu.org

Oregon (Portland/Vancouver) - since September 2017

Oregon (Willamette Valley) - since September 2017

Pennsylvania - since September 2015

Utah - since May 2015

Virginia - since March 2018

Washington (Eastern) - since September 2017

Washington (Western) - since September 2017

Wisconsin - since May 2015

Sister Societies - Internationally

Australia - since October 2018

Bahamas - since October 2015

Brazil - since March 2016

Costa Rica - since April 2017

Fiji - since 2012

Indonesia (Jakarata) - since August 2017

Indonesia (Mekassar) - since August 2017

Indonesia (Toraja) - since August 2017

Jamaica - since November 2012

Macedonia - since June 2016

Malawi - since 2012

Nepal (Baglung) - since June 2018 

Nepal (Bhaktapur) - since April 2015 

Nepal (Kaski) - since June 2018 

Nepal (NEFSCUN) - since July 2017 

Nepal (Narayani) - since November 2017

Nepal (Makwanpur) - since November 2017

Nepal (Panauti) - since May 2018

Ontario - since November 2013

Peru - since October 2015

Philippines (Plaridel) - since March 2015

Philippines (Tagum) - since May 2015

Servus Credit Union (Alberta, Canada) - since 2012

Thailand (Bangkok) - since April 2015

Thailand (Chiang Mai) - since November 2015

Trinidad and Tobago - since October 2013

Uganda - since June 2018

Ukraine - since February 2018

Vancouver - since April 2016

Interested in organizing a Sister Society? Please contact us at cuwomen@woccu.org.

For further details about upcoming events, please click here.

A huge thanks to PSCU for their continued support of the GWLN Sister Societies!