Central Texas Sister Society Meet-Up

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Central Texas Sister Society Meet-Up - 2024-5-20 Recap

Sister Society Chapter: Central TX Sister Society

meeting_location of Meeting: Slow Rise Slice House on the Brazos, 1620 N M.L.K. Blvd., Waco TX 76704

Sponsor of Meeting: Open Lending

Meeting Topic: Life: And 2 women that influenced the way I think in a great way!

Speakers: Phil Dysinger, CEO Heart O' Texas FCU

Number of Attendees: 12



North Texas Sister Society Panel Discussion

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Join us for an engaging and inspiring event hosted by the North Texas GWLN Sister Society. We will delve into the strategies and initiatives CEOs of leading credit unions implement to promote and support women's leadership development within their organizations.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear directly from CEOs who champion gender diversity and inclusivity. Through panel discussions, our esteemed speakers will share their insights, experiences, and best practices for cultivating an environment where women can thrive and excel in leadership role.



GWLN San Francisco Bay Area Sister Society Intersectionality: What is it? What does it look like?

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GWLN San Francisco Bay Area Sister Society Intersectionality: What is it? What does it look like? - 2024-4-18 Recap

Sister Society Chapter: Bay Area Sister Society

meeting_location of Meeting: Virtual

Sponsor of Meeting: San Mateo Credit Union

Meeting Topic: Intersectionality

Speakers: Thalia Moshtag

Number of Attendees: 21

Community Charity Supported: GWLN

Dollars or Resources Donated: $50



Tennessee Sister Society Launch Event

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Tennessee Sister Society Launch Event - 2024-3-21 Recap

Sister Society Chapter: Tennessee

meeting_location of Meeting: Thistle Farms in Nashville, TN

Sponsor of Meeting: Strategic Resource Management

Meeting Topic: 1st TN Sister Society Launch

Speakers: Eleni Giakoumopoulos, TN SS Leadership Team and Survivor/Graduate from Thistle Farms program

Number of Attendees: 65

Community Charity Supported: Thistle Farms

Dollars or Resources Donated: $1,025

Meeting Minutes: Click Here To Download



Tennessee Sister Society Launch Event

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Tennessee Sister Society Launch Event - 2024-3-21 Recap

Sister Society Chapter: Tennessee

meeting_location of Meeting: Thistle Farms in Nashville, TN

Sponsor of Meeting: Strategic Resource Management

Meeting Topic: 1st TN Sister Society Launch

Speakers: Eleni Giakoumopoulos, TN SS Leadership Team and Survivor/Graduate from Thistle Farms program

Number of Attendees: 65

Community Charity Supported: Thistle Farms

Dollars or Resources Donated: $1,025

Meeting Minutes: Click Here To Download



Florida Sister Society Recap, March 12, 2024

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PSCU hosted our sold out event. It's the first time we didn't have to send out a 2nd mailing for attendance.  There were about 70 people in attendance.  Kicked off with a panel discussion led by one of our co-leaders, Karen Koundourakis and was comprised of Linh Dang, CEO at Florida Central CU, Tammy O'Hara, Executive Benefits Consultant, Lynn Heckler, Chief Culture Officer at PSCU and Terry Adams, HR at Suncoast.  The audience particpation during the session was excellent.  Topics included mentoring, networking, GWLN membership and more.  The group enjoyed a wonderful lunch and networking.  After lunch we had each of our sponsors (a lot of them!) give 2 minutes about their companies.  We then reconvened to hear Mary Wood, recently retired CEO at Florida West Coast CU, share Herstory of starting as a part time teller and how it evolved to a 40+ year career in the industry.  She share personal highs and lows in her life as well which made a big impact on many of the attendees.  Maureen Bock with LSCU shared information about the upcoming INSPIRE conference in Tampa which will be the AL, FL & GA sister societies (and possibly Carolinas).  The day ended with door prizes.  The attendees brought donations for a local Tampa non-profit called The Spring which helps domestic abuse victims (women and children).  In addition, our sister society presented a $2500 check to the entity.  We received a lot of positive feedback as attendees left.  


Illinois Sister Society Meeting (virtual)

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Illinois Sister Society Meeting (virtual) - 2024-3-8 Recap

Sister Society Chapter: Illinois Sister Society

meeting_location of Meeting: Virtual

Sponsor of Meeting: Illinois Credit Union Foundation & FHLB Chicago

Meeting Topic: International Women's Day & 1to1Woman Mentoring Program

Speakers: Shellee Mitchell, Audra Pettus, Darlyne Keller, Tena Lozano, Jasmine Taylor-Newton

Number of Attendees: 51



Illinois Sister Society Meeting (virtual)

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Illinois Sister Society Meeting (virtual) - 2024-3-8 Recap

Sister Society Chapter: Illinois Sister Society

meeting_location of Meeting: Virtual



GoWest Sister Societies Collaborate on a Virtual Event on February 15!

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Join Sister Society leaders from across the GoWest region for an inspiring discussion on leadership. Meet a new friend, potential mentor, or mentee, and learn about how to get involved in upcoming local GWLN events in your region.

Follow this link to register: https://gowest.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pdOirrT8oGtVVC_iB4L9Mdgw_roEbWjq3#/registration



2023 Executive Readiness Summit

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50 Credit Union Women Walk into a Room


2023 Executive Readiness Summt

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2023 Executive Readiness Summt - 2023-11-8 Recap

Sister Society Chapter: GWLN

meeting_location of Meeting: Richland, Washington, US

Sponsor of Meeting: HAPO Community Credit Union, Co-op Solutions, PSCU, eLeadership Academy, TruStage

Meeting Topic: Women Steer Your Ship Toward Leadership

Number of Attendees: 50+



2023 Executive Readiness Summit

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50 Credit Union Women Walk into a Room


Bay Area GWLN Sister Society - Session # 3 Tying it all together - Making Change an Action

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Bay Area GWLN Sister Society - Session # 3 Tying it all together - Making Change an Action - 2023-10-11 Recap

Sister Society Chapter: Bay Area Sister Society

meeting_location of Meeting: San Mateo Credit Union 350 Convention Way Redwood City, CA 94603

Sponsor of Meeting: San Mateo Credit Union

Meeting Topic: Developing a Mindset for Change

Speakers: Celeste Jonson

Number of Attendees: 32

Community Charity Supported: GWLN

Dollars or Resources Donated: $1



Malawi Sister Society-Chapter 1 Career Talk

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on 29th September, Malawi Sister Society- Chapter 1 held a career talk to girls at Malawi Defence Secondary School in Form 3 and 4. Three women with careers in Marketing, Administration and Finance addressed the girls by encouraged them to work hard and study hard in order to realize their dream. They were told to be careful with the peer pressure that can lead them into making wrong decisions. We also gave out prizes (SACCO souvenirs) to those who answered the questions correct after presentations. We also encouraged them to start saving with the SACCOs because that's the only way they can grow with good financial decisions and safe way of keeping their pocket money instead of keeping them in their suitcases. 40 girls attended the function.


Malawi Sister Society Annual Conference

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Malawi Sister Society convened our annual conference on 23rd September, 2023 in Salima District under the theme Empowered Woman:Breaking Barriers.

Our Guest Speaker Towera Jalakasi, the founder of Khathikhathi brand under Naturals Limited, inspired the ladies with her career journey as a successful entrepreneur. She encouraged ladies to support one another in developing our career journeys. She also emphasized that women have potential in growing our businesses and upgrading ourselves despite challenges along the way. Women need to be consistent in what we do, to be committed, get connected and network, learn from others and improve on our shortcomings. Women should also accept to start small and build on it to greatness.
Other speakers also told their life journeys and how to balance up work/Life. Ladies also discussed how to sustain the Sister Society and make it strong. Women agreed to strengthen the Chapter Sister Societies so that we have a strong Malawi Sister Society by effectively communicating and sensitizing other women to come on board.

The conference was attended by 66 women and 6 men.


Arizona Sister Society Event - Casa Grande, Arizona

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The Southern Arizona and Phoenix sister societies met in Casa Grande to enjoy a networking event on Wednesday, September 6, 2023! Fifteen attendees enjoyed breakfast courtesy of PSCU and were hosted by Pinal County Federal Credit Union. The group discussed GWLN resources and membership, as well as effective communication. Then attendees completed personalized gift cards to local educators and delivered two beautiful gift baskets donated by Hughes Federal Credit Union, and $375 in gift cards with the principal at a local high school. The morning wrapped up with a sister society tradition of a giving meal, in which attendees surprised a server with a $1000 tip! 



Joint Virtual Session - Phoenix and Southern Cities Sister Society

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Joint Virtual Session - Phoenix and Southern Cities Sister Society - 2023-6-21 Recap

Sister Society Chapter: Phoenix and Southern Cities (joint virtual session)

meeting_location of Meeting: Zoom

Sponsor of Meeting: GoWest Association

Meeting Topic: Building on the theme for this year of DEI+B, today we took a deep dive into I for Inclusion. The event included a presentation from two DEI champions at local credit unions followed by small group breakout sessions to discuss more focused topics such as inclusion gaps related to age, gender, unconscious biases, and cultural awareness.

Speakers: Ayrton Lopez from OneAZ Credit Union and Rosanna Ramirez from Vantage West Credit Union

Number of Attendees: 30



The Bay Area Sister Society - Session # 1 Managing Transitions: Women leading change with Claire Laughlin, Claire Laughlin Consulting

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The Bay Area Sister Society - Session # 1 Managing Transitions: Women leading change with Claire Laughlin, Claire Laughlin Consulting - 2023-5-18 Recap

Sister Society Chapter: Bay Area Sister Society

meeting_location of Meeting: Virtual

Sponsor of Meeting: KeyPoint Credit Union

Meeting Topic: Women Leading Change, Managing Transitions

Speakers: Claire Laughlin

Number of Attendees: 30

Community Charity Supported: GWLN

Dollars or Resources Donated: $150

Meeting Minutes: Click Here To Download



The Bay Area Sister Society - Session # 1 Managing Transitions: Women leading change with Claire Laughlin, Claire Laughlin Consulting

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The Bay Area Sister Society - Session # 1 Managing Transitions: Women leading change with Claire Laughlin, Claire Laughlin Consulting - 2023-5-18 Recap

Sister Society Chapter: Bay Area Sister Society

meeting_location of Meeting: Virtual

Sponsor of Meeting: KeyPoint Credit Union

Meeting Topic: Women Leading Change, Managing Transitions

Speakers: Claire Laughlin

Number of Attendees: 30

Community Charity Supported: GWLN

Dollars or Resources Donated: $150

Meeting Minutes: Click Here To Download



Recap: Central Valley Sister Society - The Big Jump

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 Over 80 supporters gathered to hear words of wisdom and insights from our esteemed panelist. 

Panelists included:  

Elizabeth (Beth) Dooley President & CEO,  EECU 

Geri LaChance President & CEO, SESLOC Federal Credit Union

Emily Morton CEO, Central Valley Firefighters Credit Union

Stephanie Sievers CEO, AltaOne Federal Credit Union



Southern Arizona Sister Society - Spring Networking Event 4/19/23

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Sister Society Chapter: Southern Arizona, USA
Meeting Location: Pima Federal Credit Union
Meeting Topic: Spring Networking, Female Empowerment at All Ages
Number of Attendees: 14 attendees
Participating Organizations: Four credit unions (Hughes FCU, Pima FCU, Vantage West CU, and Pinal County FCU), payments CUSO PSCU, and the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona. Attendees were provided with cookies and had the opportunity to complete a recipe for success card.

 


Alaska Sister Society Launch - May 18th @ Noon

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Introduction to the Global Women's Leadership Network's newest Sister Society in Alaska with Susan Mitchell, CEO of Mitchell, Stankovic & Associates. The topic will be Stand Up, Raise Your Hand and Get Involved. GWLN's Passion for Purpose. Agenda | 49th ACUL Conference 


Phoenix Sister Society Meeting

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Phoenix Sister Society Meeting - 2023-3-29 Recap

Sister Society Chapter: Phoenix, Arizona

meeting_location of Meeting: TruWest Credit Union | 1667 N Priest Dr. | Tempe, AZ | 85281

Sponsor of Meeting: TruWest Credit Union

Meeting Topic: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

Speakers: Sue Mitchell from Mitchell Stankovic & Associates and a panel from OneAZ Credit Union

Number of Attendees: 45

Community Charity Supported: YWCA

Dollars or Resources Donated: 210 lbs of supplies for the Bundles of Love program and $100 gift card



2023 Global Women's Leadership Network - Forum @WCUC 2023 in Vancouver, Canada

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2023 Global Women's Leadership Network - Forum @WCUC 2023 in Vancouver, Canada - 2023-7-23 Recap

meeting_location of Meeting: Vancouver Convention Centre - Level 1. Room: 109 / 110

Meeting Topic: Global Women's Leadership Network

Number of Attendees: 400



2023 Global Women's Leadership Network - Forum @WCUC 2023 in Vancouver, Canada

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2023 Global Women's Leadership Network - Forum @WCUC 2023 in Vancouver, Canada - 2023-7-23 Recap

Meeting Minutes: Click Here To Download