The official United Nations theme for International Women's Day 2014 is "Equality for women is progress for all." We work hard at MSA to make a difference to our credit union movement and to the lives of women leaders across the globe!
Here is a fun article on Forbes that says for women to BE BOLD which includes the infographic below. http://www.forbes.com/sites/margiewarrell/2014/03/06/women-leading-with-courage/
The fourth annual Global Women's Leadership Networking Breakfast was a great success. Over 140 attendees from 21 states gathered to hear inspirational speeches from Representative Gwen Moore (D - WI) and Deputy Commissioner Ramona Prieto of the California Highway Patrol. GWLN extends a thanks to all the attendees of this event as well as the sponsor, CU*Answers, for continuing to support the mission of advancing credit union women in leadership.
For more information visit cuwomen.org
Excellent article in the CU Journal by Michael Bartlett about the importance of Board Transition. This leadership transition is at the core of Mitchell Stankovic and Associates business. Susan Mitchell offered her perspective and thoughts on this crucial time in Credit Unions.
To read the article, please visit: http://www.cujournal.com/news/cu-board-volunteers-wrestling-with-ageism-term-limits-succession-1022241-1.html
"Boards need to have recruiting and nominating processes that go beyond a circle of friends or colleagues to the membership itself," Mitchell advised. "Next, there needs to be a better onboarding process for vetting volunteers. The credit union needs to know about the candidates' innovation, and their potential contributions." Mitchell emphasized that it's extremely important that the recruiting/vetting process hold people accountable, which, she pointed out, can be very difficult when the people are volunteers and, often, friends.
The Credit Union Times hosted a Women to Watch reception at the Governmental Affairs Conference. Susan Mitchell is a previous honoree. For more information about the program and to see highlights from the GAC, please visit: