African American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC) has been in the news a lot lately, but their latest mention trumps all so far -- a feature in the New York Times, along with 100 other esteemed, black-owned companies. How cool is that, not only for the AACUC but for credit unions, as well?
So we invited a very upbeat and energetic AACUC President/CEO Renée Sattiewhite on the show to share her thoughts on this NY Times feature -- and what it means to her organization, as well as credit unions. Renée also talked about how this feature story came about, thanks to a nomination by Kevin Paasch, president of MemberWealth Management and general agent for MassMutual Life Insurance. In addition, Renée shared the success of the first "1-to-1Woman Mentoring Program" -- a pilot mentorship program that teams up white credit union executive women leaders with young black women professionals looking for a path to the C-suite, as well. According to Renée, the executives learned just as much from the young professionals. So both parties greatly benefited and the inaugural "1-to-1Woman Mentoring Program" is slated for bigger and better things to come. Lastly, Renée lists all the other programs and events (2021 Virtual Annual Conference) on the launch pad for AACUC this year. Exciting times for this organization and it seems it's just getting started. Check out our conversation and let us know your thoughts. And enjoy the entire interview below for all the details.
Published episode available here.