Cooperative Strategy

DEI

By Aaron Passman | June 27, 2022

Think there’s no room for creativity in banking? Think again. These stories from the last month reveal a host of new ways credit unions are finding to serve members and make a difference in their communities.

By Katy Slater | June 27, 2022

A mentoring experience offered one participant the chance to better understand biases, stand in another person’s shoes, and put DEI principles into action.

By Sharon Simpson | June 20, 2022

A six-week, 1-to-1 mentoring program connects white women in senior leadership positions with up-and-coming black women in the credit union industry to open discussion around the racial divide and gender bias.

 

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By Marc Rapport | June 20, 2022

Special loan programs at cooperatives across the country address equity, financial deserts, emergency aid, and climate change.

By Marc Rapport | June 13, 2022

Ivy Glover is one year into making sure DEI is more than just a buzzword at the Buckeye State’s biggest credit union.

By Sharon Simpson | June 6, 2022

GreenState Credit Union has committed $1 billion toward home loans for communities of color. CEO Jeff Disterhoft is rallying the entire industry to take similar steps.

By E.C. Harrison | June 6, 2022

A program at Carolina Foothills FCU targets low-income borrowers with flexible underwriting practices, financial education, and partnerships with public, private, and nonprofit groups.

By Marc Rapport | May 30, 2022

Emma Hayes brings a career built on a commitment to inclusion and internal development for her new role at SECU.

By Rebecca Wessler | April 25, 2022

Rates alone won’t cut it. To remain relevant today, tomorrow, and for years to come, credit unions must make an impact in the lives of their members and communities. These stories featured in the past month of CreditUnions.com show how.

By Marc Rapport | April 11, 2022

The Connecticut credit union has an in-depth plan for how it plans to help narrow the racial wealth gap and expand access to underbanked consumers.