Cathie Mahon

PODCAST REPLAY: Investing in underserved communities

Cathie Mahon leads Inclusiv’s mission of financial inclusion.

December 3, 2021

At their very best, credit unions serve at the hearts of their communities.

In this podcast, Cathie Mahon, president/CEO of Inclusiv, describes how her organization promotes financial inclusion and builds more inclusive economies through community-owned financial institutions.

Inclusiv is a national network of community development credit unions formed by and for low-income communities to serve disinvested and underserved populations. Membership is open to credit unions designated as Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) or Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs) and to credit unions primarily organized around the mission of promoting financial inclusion.

Inclusiv operates on DEI principles, with programs that empower disenfranchised communities and promote cooperative solutions among credit unions.


Mahon explains that DEI is critical to everything that Inclusiv does—and emphasizes that it’s also everything credit unions are about.

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In this episode:

1:45: Cathie’s personal path to Inclusiv

5:14: Inclusiv’s mission

6:29: The Juntos Avanzamos program

9:14: DEI at Inclusiv

11:49: Black History Month at Inclusiv

13:23: How the stimulus package affects Inclusiv

16:33: How the stimulus funds will be allocated