Photos: Leadership Forum Draws Female Leaders From Around the World

More than 100 attendees mingled with global CU leaders at the World CU Conference.

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More than 100 women from across the globe attended the Leadership Forum of the Global Women's Leadership Network this summer in Ottawa, Canada. The event, held in conjunction with the World Credit Union Conference, provides attendees access to a global community of credit union leaders. Photo by Camilla Sjodin



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Katiuscia Lange Nied (left) and Fatima Ambriosio from SICREDI, Brazil's cooperative bank, wear pink ties to show support for the Global Women's Leadership Network. Photo by Camilla Sjodin



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Brian Branch (left), president/CEO of the World Council of Credit Unions, and Sheryl WuDunn, keynote speaker and co-author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, pause from their conversation during the Global Women's Leadership Networking Reception at the 2013 World CU Conference. Photo by Camilla Sjodin



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Left to right: Janice Hollar of RP Financial, LC; Leslie Reistrup of PSCU; and Carissa Heckathorn and Jennifer Rosenbaum Davis of Callahan & Associates, attend the inaugural meeting of the Washington D.C. Metro Area Sister Society. Photo by Leah Beth Cherney



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Nicole Bice (left), World Council's manager of the Global Women's Leadership Network, presents the Network's 2013 Athena award to Roxy Ostrem, board member of Ventura County CU, Ventura, Calif., for leadership in service to the Hispanic community. Photo by Camilla Sjodin



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Sheryl WuDunn, New York Times bestselling author and the first Asian-American Pulitzer Prize winner, gives the keynote address at this year's Forum. WuDunn sheds light on the varying degrees of gender oppression around the world before joining a panel of female CU leaders to discuss women's leadership in the global CU movement. Photo by Camilla Sjodin



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The Washington D.C. Metro Area Sister Society gathers at the Leadership Forum. Photo by Leah Beth Chorney



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The Arizona Sister Society, part of the Global Women's Leadership Network, meets to discuss how the group can positively affect its local community. Photo by Karen Kislin