GOING VIRTUAL: October 28-30 2020


What's Executive Readiness Summit all about? Agenda is below!

Join a group of exemplary, high-performing female candidates to FIND THE POWER OF I AM. If you are in a management position, responsible for leading a team, or have career aspirations of moving into C-Suite positions, the ERS is for you! 

Full session descriptions and listing of industry thought leaders are included on our AGENDA (may be subject to change). 


  • COST DETAILS: US $350 per person and includes
    • 2 and half days of educational sessions 
    • Complimentary one-year GWLN membership
  • GWLN Sister Society leaders will receive a complimentary registration upon login

Humanidei & O'Rourke

Jill Nowacki, CEO

Defining Your Path to Success: Putting Your Values to Work 

During the session, participants will learn:

  • How to be intentional, understand the core values that drive you
  • Develop a personal mission statement and a network of advisors 

Lisa Hayes, CEO

Session: Navigating Your Executive Presence
During this session, participants will learn:
  • How to define Executive Presence and understand how it is perceived by others
  • The Leadership Coordinates that will help excel Executive Presence
  • The connections between how behaviors impact, influence and communication
  • Behaviors they can modify or enhance to make a powerful impact in their Executive Presence
eLeadership Academy

Sandra McDowell, Founder & Lead Faculty

Session: Brain Overload: Building your personal resilience.
During this session, Sandra will:
  • Teach you how to use keystone habits to strengthen your resilience and well-being
  • Teach attendees how to gain neuroscience insights into the importance of sleep, physical activity, eating well, and managing the mind
  • Provide practical tips and motivation to implement small behavioral changes that can keep you going strong… throughout the pandemic and beyond.
eLeadership Academy™ | LinkedIn

Take a look at a list of our 2020 ERS Industry Thought Leaders here!


Cheryl Middleton Jones

Chief People Officer, CO-OP Financial Services

Samantha Paxson

Chief Experience Officer, CO-OP Financial Services

Sue Mitchell

GWLN Volunteer Chair & CEO of Mitchell, Stankovic & Associates

Merry Pateuk

Senior Vice President, Industry Engagement, PSCU

Andrea Rusnak

VP, Industry Engagement, PSCU

Linda Nedelcoff

Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy & Human Resources Officer, CUNA Mutual Group

Priscilla Awkard

VP, Teller Center, Coastal Credit Union

Miriam De Dios Woodward

Global CEO, PolicyWorks

Linda Rossi

President / CEO, Ventura County Credit Union

Dr. Pearlette Ramos


Becki Hagerman

VP, Sales Specialists, CUNA Mutual Group


Thank you to our 2020 Executive Readiness Summit Lead Sponsor:


And Co-Sponsors:



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