ST. LOUIS (8/9/10)--A new group, the Women’s Association of Credit Union Leaders (WACUL), will give women credit union leaders a forum for development, networking and professional recognition. WACUL was created by Lisa Ginter, chief operating officer, CommunityAmerica CU, Kansas City; and Glenna Osborn, president of Missouri Central CU, Lee’s Summit, said the Missouri Credit Union Association (The Missouri difference Aug. 6). The group will host events throughout the year for members. The next meeting, “Gaining Strategic Perspective,” will be Aug. 19 in Kansas City, Mo. The meetings are two hours and will occur four to six times per year. Participants will learn to lead more effectively in their current roles and be prepared to take on more responsibility in the future. “I believe women are an important ingredient to any successful business, and credit unions have always been very good to women by providing great opportunities,” Ginter said. “WACUL is designed to provide female credit union leaders with educational programming, equip them to become better leaders and enhance leadership opportunities in our industry.” “There are a number of networking groups made up of women from varied backgrounds, but ours specializes in the credit union industry,” Osborn said. “I want to see women in credit unions become more successful, but more importantly, I want to see credit unions of all sizes be successful.” For more information, use the link.