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Women’s Leadership Summit

Mar 12 8:30 AM - Mar 12, 2020 4:00 PM
Mar 12, 2020 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Fond du LacWI

This can’t-miss annual leadership event will motivate, inspire and energize you. Learn how to leverage your individual talents, transform obstacles into fuel for a better you, the resources found in the Global Women's Leadership Network and cap off the day with a lively roundtable discussion.


March 11

6:00 – 8:00 pm
Networking Reception 

Join us for appetizers, beverages and networking.

March 12

8:30 am
Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 9:30 am
Welcome & Introductions
9:30 am – 11:00 am
Transform F.E.A.R into Fuel

Anne Legg, Founder | THRIVE

Anne Legg, an award-winning, internationally-recognized credit union business strategist, presenter, author, educator, and climber of the tallest, freestanding mountain on our planet, will highlight her unique career pathway and share how she has leveraged F.E.A.R. to overcome obstacles in her personal/professional trajectory. Get a framework to transform your fears into fuel for next-level you.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to deconstruct personal/professional trajectory obstacles and turn them into strengths.
  • Understand the  F.E.A.R  (Finding the Evidence About Reality) framework and how to use it for success.
  • Gain confidence in your ability to move in a positive forward trajectory
11:00 am – 11:15 am
11:15 – 12:00 pm 
Achieving Greater Gender Balance Among Leadership Positions

Lena Giakoumopoulos, GWLN Program Director | World Council of Credit Unions – Global Womens Leadership Network

Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN) was established in 2009 by the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU). GWLN strives to advance women in society, ensuring their financial inclusion. GWLN aims to provide women with opportunities to make a measurable difference in the lives of each other, their credit unions and their communities. This valuable system partner offers a number of resources and opportunities for individuals, leaders and credit unions that shouldn’t be overlooked.•

Learning Objectives

  • Find ways to bring industry professionals (females and males) to the table to foster discussion.
  • Learn how you and your team can take advantage GWLN’s ability to provide women with tangible skills, tools and resources they need to lead.
  • Find out how GWLN works to change cultures by learning from the domestic and international partners.
  • Discover how to identify, encourage and empower emerging female leaders.
  • Learn how GWLN can help you set the tone and make diversity, equity and inclusion part of your credit union’s business strategy
12:00 pm –  1:00 pm
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Finding Your Shine

Stacie VanDenBerghe, CEO | CU Innovate

Each of us has something that makes us unique and amazing. Figuring out what that is can help you to approach your job and life with a passion that will inspire others to do the same. You have the skills your job requires, but leveraging your individual talents can maximize your effectiveness and overall satisfaction in your role. Discover how to recognize, build and harness your skills in a way that makes them shine.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to discover your own unique skills
  • Find out how to shift your focus from what you don’t have to what you do
  • Learn how to tune out distractions and achieve your optimal performance
  • Find and identify opportunities to apply your talents in the workplace
2:30 pm  – 2:45 pm
2:45 pm – 3:30 pm
Roundtable Discussion

Stacie VanDenBerghe, CEO | CU Innovate

Join us for this highly interactive discussion focusing on issues faced in the workplace such as work/life balance, what it mean to be an ally and resources for mentors. Be sure to bring your questions and ideas to share.

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Debrief of Key Learnings 
4:00 pm


Lena Giakoumopoulos, GWLN Program Director | World Council of Credit Unions – Global Womens Leadership Network

Lena has over 20 years of international experience working in 15 countries in western, central and eastern Europe. Her diverse background includes managing European Union cross-border cooperation programs through consultancy work, membership recruitment for a national trade association, content development for print and digital media and directing career services in an educational organization in Northern Greece. Prior to joining World Council as the Corporate Communications Manager in 2017, she was part of the board communications team at an international finance institution, working with ministries of finance and foreign affairs, supporting economic development and regional cooperation in the Black Sea region.Lena holds a master’s degree in global marketing from the University of Liverpool and speaks Greek.

Anne Legg, Founder | THRIVE

THRIVE Strategic Services' strength comes from the broad and deep executive-level experience of its Principal, Anne Legg. Anne is a recognized credit union expert and thought leader with an MBA thesis on the credit union business model as well as two internationally published whitepapers on credit union business strategy.  She has served as an SME for CUNA and National University and has instructed at several CUNA schools. 

Stacie VanDenBerghe, CEO | CU Innovate

Consultant and motivational speaker Stacie VanDenBerghe has spent the last 18 years in the credit union industry. She travels globally teaching tactics to build stronger teams, drive change, and maximize growth. Stacie has a wide variety of experience in the capacity of consultant, leadership, marketing, training and HR. With significant business acumen and a unique ability to address a myriad of credit union issues in a captivating fashion, Stacie uses a tell-it-like-it-is approach to unlock your potential as a leader, team, and organization. She holds a master’s degree in Human Resources Administration from Central Michigan University and a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Michigan State University.


Hotel Retlaw
1 North Main Street | Fond du Lac, WI 54935
p: (920) 376-0239

Room block expires: Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020
Mention the Wisconsin Credit Union League when making your reservation.

Rate: $114/night plus tax



219 | Early Bird - Deadline: Feb. 11, 2020

$249 | Regular

Additional Info

Men are welcome to attend.

20 Women's Leadership Summit Agenda

Event Type


Topics Covered

  • Member Service
  • Leadership
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing & PR
  • Advocacy
  • In-Person
  • Financial Education & Community Outreach
  • Executive Management

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