Global Credit Union Podcast Episode Seven: How GWLN and WYCUP Are Leveling the Playing Field for Women and Youth


Results from a first-time demographic survey of World Council's member credit union associations show women trail far behind men in both credit union membership and leadership. The responses also revealed credit unions have an aging membership base when compared to the general population, with the average member more than a decade older than the average person worldwide. But two Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions' programs are actively trying to to reverse those trends. In Episode Seven of the Global Credit Union Podcast, World Council Director of Communications Greg Neumann talks with: * Mary Rose Gob, Knowledge Resource Center Head/Senior HR Advisor for the National Confederation of Cooperatives (NATCCO-Philippines) and a member of the Global Women's Leadership Network (GWLN). * Vinicius Mattia, member of the Sicredi (Brazil) Youth Committee and World Council Young Credit Union Professionals (WYCUP). Gob gives her insights on the issues preventing more women from becoming credit union members and leaders. She also discusses the role GWLN plays in reducing inequities in both areas. Mattia talks about the obstacles credit unions must overcome if they want to appeal to more young consumers and to reduce the age of the average member. He talks about why WYCUP can be a powerful tool credit unions can tap to reach out to more young people worldwide. Listen here: To learn more about the Global Credit Union Podcast, or to suggest a topic for the show, contact Greg Neumann, World Council Director of Communications, at