Women in Leadership

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Theresa Witham Photo
Managing Editor/Publisher

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Information and inspiration for female credit union leaders

Last June, a team of CUESers from the editorial, marketing and sales staff got together to plan a new, all-digital publication about and for credit union women leaders. After speaking to several members and other CU experts, we knew there was a need for it in the industry. Advancing Women, offering information and inspiration for current and aspiring female credit union executives and the men who support them, was born.

But little did we know that the publication would become even more relevant in the months to come. As the #metoo movement grew, it became apparent to all (even as most women already knew!) that no industry and job role was immune to harassment and abuse.

Harassment is one of the many struggles women deal with at work—and, sadly, not unheard of in the credit union world--but this publication won’t only be about the struggles that credit union women face. We’ll also tell success stories, share leadership triumphs and profile credit union women.

Our first issue includes a wonderful collection of articles about mentoring and, while we came at the topic from the perspective of mentoring women, the tips and information shared are applicable to any employee interested in building a credit union career.

We also explore how to climb the IT career ladder and speak with a leader about how mentorship made a difference in her career on the CUES Podcast.

Look for the next issue of Advancing Women in May and then every quarter after that. What topics would you like to see in a future issue? Is there an outstanding woman in credit unions that we should include in an upcoming issue? Let us know in the comments or email me.

Theresa Witham is CUES’ managing editor/publisher.

Sign up for 'Women in Leadership: Running (Your Mouth) with the Big Boys," a CUES Elite Access Virtual Classroom course on May 15 and May 22.

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