DEI: Catalyst for Change

DEI Award winner 2022

Award Overview

CUES is set to recognize and celebrate the diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts of credit unions through the new DEI: Catalyst for Change Award. This annual award will go to a credit union that has demonstrated sustained support for advancing DEI in their workplace, raised awareness of workplace diversity and inclusion issues, been a catalyst for change regarding workplace DEI, and/or supported positive change within the industry, their organization, or their community. 

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Who is Eligible?

Candidate credit unions must:

  • Be a current CUES member during the nomination year
  • Have demonstrated sustained support for raising awareness of, and subsequently advancing, DEI initiatives in their workplace, community, and/or the credit union industry.
  • Not have received this recognition previously 


*Current CUES board members are not eligible for this award

This award is bestowed at the discretion of the CUES Board of Directors, subject to criteria requested on the proposed nominee.


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Where will this Award be Presented?

The 2023 CUES Awards Celebration will be held virtually during CUES' Learning and Development month in October 2023. Check back later for 2023 registration. This event is open to all CUES members!

What Does the Winner Receive?

The winning credit union will receive a seat to attend the CUES and Cornell University's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certificate Program. Additionally, they will be recognized during the CUES Awards Celebration in October 2023, and be featured in Credit Union Management magazine and the CUES DEI Resource Center


If you have any additional questions please reach out to Jimese Harkley,, or 608.288.5338.

Meet the Winners

View current and past DEI: Catalyst for Change winners.

DEI: Catalyst for Change Award Winners