SADDLE BROOK, NJ – The New Jersey Sister Society of the Global Women's Leadership Network (GWLN) held its first official meeting earlier this summer. The meeting marked the return of GWLN to the state since the former NJ Sister Society, or chapter, had dissolved prior to the pandemic.
More than a dozen women from eight credit unions attended the kickoff meeting, which was led by Co-Chairs Ada Myteberi, AVP/Regional Member Services Officer for Visions Federal Credit Union, and Pamela Cohen, SVP/People and Culture Administrator for Affinity Federal Credit Union. The NJ Sister Society intends to be a gateway to education, resources, and mentoring for women in the credit union industry.
"Credit unions are about people helping people, so extending a helping hand to fellow women comes second nature to us," said Myteberi. "Pam and I knew that this network could fill a void for the collaboration and empowerment of women throughout our state, especially by connecting us to other chapters and resources all over the world."
GWLN is represented by Sister Societies in 28 countries and touts a diverse representation of women across the credit union movement. The NJ Sister Society invites credit union professionals to visit cuwomen.org to become a member or learn more.
About GWLN and the World Council of Credit Unions
Global Women's Leadership Network is a program of Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions, the fundraising and engagement arm of the World Council of 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. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at www.woccu.org.
About Visions Federal Credit Union
Visions Federal Credit Union is a not for profit financial institution completely owned by its members. Established in 1966, Visions proudly serves over 250,000 members in communities throughout New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Services include banking as well as auto, home, personal, and business loans.