Welcome to the Capital Region Sister Society

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The Capital Region Sister Society provides opportunities for local credit union leaders to invest in themselves, hold meaningful dialogue and support organizations that help women.
We focus our educational and networking opportunities on the needs of female leaders, but all are invited to join in allyship and raise their voice for women in credit unions!

Mission

Connect and inspire credit union women in the nation’s capital region

Beliefs

We, the Capital Region Sister Society of the Global Women’s Leadership Network:

  • Invest in ourselves, each other and our sister society
  • Foster honest, sometimes difficult, but always meaningful conversations
  • Support organizations that promote & sustain women locally and around the world

Actions

  • Offer regularly scheduled events educational sessions, professional development and networking opportunities
  • Provide an environment that invites open discussion
  • Encourage membership in GWLN

The Capital Region Sister Society is a chapter of the World Council of Credit Union’s Global Women’s Leadership Network, serving Maryland, Washington DC and Northern Virginia. Membership in GWLN is encouraged but not required. GWLN was founded when female credit union professionals recognized that there weren’t many credit union CEOs who looked like them, nor did these women exist in the executive pipeline. GWLN offers development opportunities for women around the world, including 4,500 individuals in 86 countries.

Demonstrating Beliefs Through Action!
Upcoming Events

Golf Workshop
Date: Sept. 22, 2022
Location: Hobbits Glen Golf Club
Playing golf is ubiquitous in business. Have you learned? Get the basics during this hands-on workshop, designed for beginners and experienced golfers who could brush up on their skills. Ladies and gents welcome!

Perfect Pairing Wine Tasting
Date: Dec. 1, 2022
Location: TBD
Kick off the holiday season with a guided wine tasting led by Wine Coach, Laurie Forster. Bring your significant other or work bestie for an evening of wine tasting, appetizers and merriment!

GWLN Contacts

Sarah Snell Cooke
Nicole Bowen
Bryn Conway
Gaye DeCesare
Leigh Philibosian
Jordan Burroughs