GWLN & WYCUP Activities

The Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions, the fundraising and engagement arm of the World Council of Credit Unions compliments the work to bridge credit union gaps that transform member communities worldwide. Under WFCU, the Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN) and the World Council Young Credit Union Professionals (WYCUP) initiatives work to eliminate gaps around gender inequality and leadership relevance.

Various activities will be held throughout the conference that showcase GWLN & WYCUP.

GWLN Reception*

Saturday, 16 July • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

Begin your 2022 WCUC experience and join us for the GWLN Welcome Reception. Join us as we collectively welcome GWLN members, industry partners and guests, recognize the Athena Award winner and get the latest updates!

*RSVP Required. 


GWLN Forum*

Sunday, 17 July • 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

A morning of learning, engaging and connecting with our community.

Join GWLN and WYCUP for a Cèilidh (Kaylee) – a traditional Scottish gathering to learn, network, and build community. Learn about elevated leadership and the personal call to courage, join the conversation on global perspectives to financial inclusivity, women’s empowerment and narrowing inequality gaps.

Hear GWLN scholars present their empowerment grant proposals to Forum attendees and vote on the best proposals! Begin your learning journey at 2022 WCUC with the GWLN Forum!

This session will be presented in: English, Portuguese and Spanish

*RSVP required. 


Breakout Session: Voices of Youth - Expanding Relevance through Professional Development, Entrepreneurship and Community Engagement

Monday, 18 July • 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Credit unions everywhere face the shared challenge of remaining relevant to young people. Our sustainability will depend upon it. This panel of WYCUP Scholarship recipients from the Sicredi credit union system in Brazil shares insights from their efforts to strengthen the relationship between young people and financial cooperatives.
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GWLN & WYCUP Workshop

Tuesday, 19 July • 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Join Jennifer Santos Esperanza, Ph.D. for an interactive session on Storytelling for Your Personal and Professional Mission Statement.View Full Description

Best Practices for GWLN Sister Societies

Wednesday, 20 July • 8:30 am - 9:30 am 
Don’t have a Sister Socieaty in your area? Join us to find out how to start one. This breakout is open to all conference attendees.

Join the breakout and learn how to start a Sister Society, engage with other Sister Society leaders, share best practices, grow your existing network and GWLN membership worldwide.

Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish

Breakout Session: Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders

Wednesday, 20 July • 9:45 am - 10:30 am
In this interactive and engaging 40-minute breakout session, First West Credit Union leaders Brian Bevilacqua, Director, Communications and Public Relations, and Amanda Wantke, Manager, Talent Attraction, will share their unique perspectives about attracting, developing, empowering and retaining young talent in the credit union system, with stories of personal experience.
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