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Filene and WOCCU Offer Women in Leadership Colloquium
Thursday, May 22, 2014 6:30 AM

Filene Research Institute and the World Council of Credit Unions are taking on the challenges and opportunities that women face at every level of credit unions during a special colloquium at the University of Southern California on June 19, 2014. This conference is open to all leaders, men and women alike.

Women are an essential part of credit unions around the world, and they are taking on more and more leadership roles every year. They want to earn more, do more, and take leading roles at organizations but are frequently held back due to personal, professional, and cultural barriers. About half of US credit union CEOs are women, but many more men than women are CEOs of large US credit unions.

Filene's year-long study on women in credit union leadership makes the case that in financial services, globally, women comprise 25% of middle managers, 19% of senior leaders, 14% of board members, and 2% of CEOs. And they ask, Do men and women enter credit unions with different levels of leadership potential? Within credit unions, do male and female employees get different exposure to experiences necessary for promotion?

Sessions will include the unveiling of their study, Credit Union Women in Leadership International Research Series; career-building strategies for women and men alike; and a look at how credit unions anywhere can build bridges for the next generation of women.

This event is free for Filene members. Non-members are encouraged to make a voluntary contribution of $250 to help cover the costs of the event. 

Filene has a block of rooms at the Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel for $159 per night. To reserve, please call (213) 488-3500 and ask for the Filene Research rate or refer to code FRF18A. Deadline for registration is May 28, 2014. 

Register for this colloquium.