ORLANDO, Fla.-More than 60 women CU leaders convened at a Global Women's Leadership Network luncheon in conjunction with the League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates' Annual Convention and Exposition here to discuss "moving up the corporate ladder" with top women executives in the industry. Panelists at the event included network members Laida Garcia, president/CEO of Floridacentral; Pat Wesenberg, CUNA'S chair, and Laurie Maddalena, founder and CEO of Envision Excellence, an executive coaching and organizational development firm. The speakers addressed questions related to attaining leadership positions in the credit union industry and provided advice on the professional development of women seeking such responsibilities, including the role of mentoring.
"From the high degree of participation and positive feedback received, it is clear that the Global Women's Leadership Network is making a positive impact in the lives of program attendees and their members," Garcia said. "Word is spreading about the benefits of connecting with credit union women around the world and of taking advantage of networking opportunities like this one."