March 2022 Newsletter

Annual Meeting

Our Annual Meeting is Wednesday, April 6th!

CUWLA’s inaugural Annual Meeting will be held Wednesday, April 6 AT 10 a.m. CST during the regular Meet & Greet time. During this meeting, you’ll hear about what we accomplished in our first year and plans for 2022.


Being a credit union leader is about leading with purpose, demonstrating our values, and lifting up others every day. CUWLA and the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) believe that credit union leaders benefit from practicing empathy and compassion along with engaging in mindfulness practices to support their well-being as a leader.

On May 17 & 18, CUWLA will be joined by the Foundation to offer members a workshop on Empathy, Compassion, and Mindfulness for Leaders. This workshop provides a cooperative learning environment that builds an understanding of how we can build our capacity for empathy and compassion for not only those that work with us in our credit unions but for ourselves.

Registration is free for CUWLA members and is limited to the first 60 participants.


CUWLA founders came to represent at GAC! It was exciting for us to reconnect and show off our pink power. We look forward to more members joining at 2023 GAC.

CUWLA founders Linda Bodie and Winona Nava were panelists for "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: The Key to Advancing Communities, Financial Well-being for All, and our Future."

CUWLA founder Carma Parrish was a panelist for "Digital in the Credit Union Movement."

We enjoyed some late night 'networking' and just a had an all around fun ladies night out.



Learn about the superpower she possesses and what she’s looking for from CUWLA.


Coming soon is CUWLA Coaching. Look for exciting information on this membership value-add in April.

We’ll also have an interview with Angela Sebaly, the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Personify Leadership. Her expertise and depth of knowledge were used to develop our CUWLA Coaching program.

Angela has over seventeen years of experience working with diverse groups of global leaders across various fields.


Join us for our inaugural CUWLA Conference September 11-13 at the Hotel Santa Fe in New Mexico. Enjoy this tradition-centric retreat that invites you to experience true hospitality in the city’s only Native American-owned hotel.

We’ll have special industry guest speakers, some fun MCs, swag bags, panel discussions, networking, and some evening events lined up. Space will be limited.

Invitations, details, and registration is coming very soon!


As a CEO, it’s hard sometimes to have a safe place to share thoughts, questions, or concerns with people who understand your challenges as a female CEO of a small credit union. Drop a line on the CUWLA Discussion Board and watch the network of CUWLA be there for you. Enter the Members Only section of our site and start a thread.
Power Hour

Join us the second Thursday of the 3rd month of the quarter (March, June, Sept, Dec.) at 3 p.m. CST for our Power Hour where we invite guests to speak on various topics, many times suggested by you, our members. Our next Power Hour is Thursday, March 10 with Sarah Waters, Vice President of Advocacy for Tennessee Credit Union League.

Email topic ideas to us at


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