ON THE (virtual) ROAD: Participating in World Council events

(July 23, 2021) NASCUS President and CEO Lucy Ito sat in on two panels this week for virtual presentations associated with the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) virtual annual conference.

In the first, she joined Monday in the Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN), which describes its mission as aiming to “provide women with the opportunity and resources to make a measurable difference in the lives of each other, in the lives of credit union members and in their communities.” Others on the panel with her (who discussed leadership and key issues facing women in the credit union system) were Teresa Freeborn, president of Kinecta FCU;  Martha Majors, president and CEO of USEagle FCU, and Lisa Ginter, CEO of CommunityAmerica CU.

In the second, Ito joined WOCCU Assistant General Counsel Panya Monford, and Sophie Romana of Strategic Impact Advisors, in a Tuesday session on how proportionality by national level regulators supports financial inclusion, and providing real life scenarios that dictate the need to improve financial service efforts to serve the underserved.