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GWLN celebrates 10th anniversary with new mobile app
Thursday, March 14, 2019 6:20 AM

Andrea Rusnak and Sue Mitchell
Andrea Rusnak and Sue Mitchell

Announcement made at GAC 2019 breakfast event

You can now join or donate to the Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN) directly from a new app developed for your smartphone or mobile device.

The app—available for both iPhone and Android users—also features a calendar of events, the GWLN blog, and information about membership benefits.

The Global Women’s Leadership Network celebrated its 10th anniversary by announcing the launch of its new mobile app to members and supporters at the annual GWLN Breakfast at GAC.

"It's about access. If we can take our telephones to countries like Nepal, if we can take our telephones all over the world, then we can reach people. I am so excited to say Elevations Credit Union stepped up, after our breakfast last year, to give us this gift," said GWLN Volunteer Chair Sue Mitchell, crediting Colorado-based Elevations Credit Union for developing the mobile app in just six months. “Go out to your app store, download it, be part of it!"

GWLN presented its 2018 Emerging Leader Award at the breakfast to Andrea Rusnak, PSCU’s vice president of Account Management. The annual award recognizes young women active within the field, making a significant impact on the industry and advancing the values of GWLN’s mission.

Members and supporters at the breakfast also heard from other GWLN Sister Society Leaders who answered the question—what does GWLN mean to you?

Eleonora Zgonjanin Petrovikj
Eleonora Zgonjanin Petrovikj

Eleonora Zgonjanin Petrovikj, CEO of FULM Savings House in North Macedonia, spoke in person about watching her own sister society grow over the past decade.

“We are very young, but all the knowledge that we get is thanks to the knowledge of most of the women that I know here, share with me,“ said Zgonjanin Petrovikj.

The leaders of several other sister societies—from Malawi to Minnesota—provided their answers to that question in video messages played for those in attendance.

HE for SHE recognition at the breakfast went to four men who have contributed to the network through their leadership and outreach, scholarship development, fundraising initiatives, and continuous commitment. The four recipients of the special recognition are:

The HE for SHE recipients also will also be recognized at the 2019 World Credit Union Conference in the Bahamas.

This year's GWLN Breakfast at GAC was the largest to date, with nearly 250 people in attendance.

About the Global Women’s Leadership Network
The GWLN suite of programming provides women with tangible skills, tools, and resources they need to lead, and offers actionable steps for organizations to follow. GWLN membership is open to all women and men in the credit union industry.

About the World Council of Credit Unions
World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development platform for credit unions. World Council promotes the sustainable development of credit unions and other financial cooperatives around the world to empower people through access to high quality and affordable financial services. World Council has implemented 300+ technical assistance programs in 89 countries. Worldwide, 89,026 credit unions in 117 countries serve 260 million people.