MADISON, Wis. (5/1/12)--The Global Women's Leadership Forum in Gdańsk, Poland, will convene on July 15 in conjunction with the World Credit Union Conference to address issues facing credit unions today, including finding ways to better differentiate credit unions from their competition and providing a greater understanding of international credit union development work.
The Global Women's Leadership Forum will meet during the World Credit Union Conference in Gdańsk, Poland . Attendees gathered in Glasgow, Scotland last summer for the 2011 Global Women's Leadership Forum. (Photo provided by World Council of Credit Unions)
During the forum, participants will meet with branding expert Jiao Zhang, a partner with Attune LLC, a marketing research and strategy firm that focuses on return on investment; and international development professional Gabriela Zapata, consultant for the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor.
Zhang will explore how credit unions can do a better job with brand differentiation, while Zapata will provide an inside glimpse into international development and women's issues, specifically why the role of credit unions is crucial to both developed and developing countries.
Despite operating in different environments, women in the network face similar leadership challenges at their credit unions and together find insight and strategic solutions.
Prior to the event, on July 14 the Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions will host a charity golf tournament benefiting the Global Women's Leadership Network at the Sierra Golf Club in Petkowice, Poland, hosted by presenting sponsor CO-OP Financial Services.
The Global Women's Leadership Network, co-founded by World Council of Credit Unions and the Canadian Co-operative Association, provides women the opportunity and resources to make a measureable difference in each other's lives, and in their credit unions and communities. The international network engages members with professional and personal development through social media and educational forums, and provides the tools for women to connect and seek confidential advice from their peers.