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Shindigity! 25 Years!

Thanks for the memories! We look forward to making many more with all of you! Cheers!



25 years of research, innovation, and impact were celebrated with friends and supporters of Filene on July 15 in Madison.


It was a rare treat to have three of Filene’s CEO’s together sharing stories about leading the only think tank in North America dedicated to research and innovation on behalf of credit unions and consumer finance. L to R: David Chatfield (1989-1991), Bob Hoel (1991-2006), Mark Meyer (2006-Present)

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Four Steps to Further Women’s Leadership in Credit Unions

Four Steps to Further Women’s Leadership in Credit Unions

If you want to talk about women in leadership, you have to talk about gender intelligence.

Leaders, women and men alike, need to learn about, acknowledge, and act on the fundamental, but many times subtle, differences that women and men face in the workplace. Filene and the World Council convened credit union leaders at the University of Southern California to address just this challenge. The full findings will be published this Fall, but in the meantime, here are some of the day's more interesting tidbits, with four tangible steps to get you started.