Credit Union Group Launches Initiative to Improve Industry Diversity
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The Credit Union National Association has committed to taking action to improve diversity, equity and inclusion in its field. Last week, CUNA issued a report outlining plans to create more inclusive workspaces, expand DEI efforts, and partner with other organizations to develop DEI resources.
“We recognized that DEI is in a credit unions’ DNA,” said Samira Salem, Ph.D., CUNA vice president for DEI. “It’s at the very genesis of credit unions. They were providing opportunities for folks who were outside the traditional system. This philosophy of people helping people has been part of our mission.”
Salem said CUNA’s board asked the organization to “create measurable ways the organization can commit to action,” after George Floyd’s death, and CUNA is focusing on making sure the organization better reflects the communities it serves.
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