Cooperative Strategy

DEI

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.

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.

 

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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.

By CU Strategic Planning | March 16, 2022

The Treasury has said it will be rolling out the long-awaited $1.75B Emergency Support and Minority Lending Program Grant funds in the spring of 2022. That’s over five times as much as the CDFI’s FY 2022 FA budget, and Spring is just a few weeks away… are you ready?

By Sharon Simpson | March 14, 2022

Three executives share success stories learned from their cooperatives’ DEI journeys.