American Banker’s Inaugural List of Most Powerful Women in Credit Unions

August 29, 2022American Banker’s Most Powerful Women in Credit Unions celebrates the senior executives guiding the future of the credit union industry, while also examining issues of mentorship and inclusion.

This award, debuting this year, is meant to recognize the achievements of these women and promote discussion of topics that are important to the advancement of the next generation of leaders.


Applicants must be employed by a credit union. Women primarily employed at any type of trade association, regulatory agency, or law, accounting, or other professional services firm are not eligible for this program. Eligibility is not restricted by geography.

Applications are read by a selection committee made up of American Banker staff members. Judges will consider qualities such as leadership, teamwork and personal initiative, demonstrated through action.


Individual applications must be submitted by the deadline of Thursday, October 13, at 11:59 p.m. ET to be considered.


Begin the individual application for the 2022 Most Powerful Women in Credit Unions

Preview the application in pdf form (you must still use the form above to apply)

Important instructions:

Please do not hit the “submit” button at the end until the application is fully completed.

Please note that we are not accepting printed nomination forms, though PDFs are provided for your convenience. Only submissions collected through the online system will be considered.

Partially completed forms may be saved in the system until ready to be submitted. You will be given the option to have an email sent to you with the link. The email you receive in this case will come from [email protected].

Every time you save the application to return later, a new link will be generated. If you accidentally use an old link, you will not return to your most-updated version of the application, but to a previous version instead.

You will also need to provide a high-resolution photo of the nominee, to be used for publication.

Once you hit submit, you will not be able to access your application again.