Happy Holidays to all and here’s to 2015
It is such a pleasure to share our excitement regarding the success of Global Women’s Leadership Network in 2014. Together, we have truly created a global movement to better the lives of people around the world. Thank you so much for your belief and your support of this important World Council initiative.
As Chair of GWLN, I am excited to provide you with some key stats of our five year strategic results and encourage you to share our success with your colleagues and organization:
World Council GWLN - 5 Year Strategic Results – 2009 - 2014
• Total GWLN Members: 724 from 53 countries
• Total Scholarships Given: 39
• Forums Held in Spain, USA, Scotland, Poland, Canada, Australia
• Total Women at 2014 Forum: 130 women, 19 countries
• Total Funds Raised: $887,400
• Founding and new Sponsors with long term commitments
• Number of Sister Societies: 15 USA regional groups, 6 countries. Five new societies planned in 2015.
• GAC Breakfasts featuring political speakers beginning in 2009 through 2014, with record attendance and location move to convention center as integral part of program. Please mark your calendar for March 11, 2015 in DC as we have an incredible program planned for all GWLN supporters and members.
• Susan Adams Scholarship formation
• Women’s Empowerment Grant
• Localized community outreach where GWLN has now donated hundreds of articles of professional clothing, educational materials and business tools to help women advance their situation. The impact has been significant and we have received rewarding feedback on how we make a difference.
· Pink Tie recognition throughout credit union movement globally
· International development initiatives supported also include:
As you know, World Council’s Annual Conference is combined with CUNA’s Conference in Denver in 2015. It is an opportunity for all of us to share the global experience with new people, introduce GWLN to new credit unions, CUSOs and volunteers. We expect our major fundraiser, the golf tournament, to be the best ever. Please mark your calendars to arrive in Denver on July 10th, golf on the 11th, GWLN supporters reception the evening of the 11th and the Forum on the 12th. There will be activities throughout the week for global networking. Hope you can join us!
Thanks again for all your support – you have helped to create an initiative that is life changing!
Warm regards for the holidays,
Chair of GWLN