CUES Advancing Women Earns Top EXCEL Award

MADISON, Wis.— Advancing Women, a quarterly publication from Credit Union Management magazine, has won the top prize—gold—for general excellence in newsletters from the Association Media & Publishing Network’s EXCEL Awards.

The awards, which are presented by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), recognize excellence and leadership in association media, publishing, marketing and communication. 

“This is our first EXCEL award, and we’re truly honored,” said Theresa Witham, CUES’ Managing Editor/Publisher. “This was a real group effort, as the awards are based on content and design, along with readership results—something that wouldn’t have happened without our team.”

Advancing Women offers information and inspiration for current and aspiring female credit union executives, and those who support them. Readers will find valuable career advice, tips for overcoming common obstacles, and guidance on how to get ahead. Recent topics have covered smart salary negotiations, strategies for overcoming imposter syndrome, equality in the workplace, and parity in the boardroom

“We first published Advancing Women in 2018 to support and give a voice to the many women who are making careers in the credit union industry. We were and continue to be inspired by the amazing women of the credit union world and wanted to highlight their achievements and hard work. From the beginning, the positive feedback and support from the industry has been very gratifying. We’re pleased this special publication is now getting the special recognition it deserves,” said Witham.  

You can see a list of all the award winners here.  

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CUES is the leading Talent Development solutions provider for credit unions in North America. We educate, develop and support credit union CEOs, executives, directors, and emerging leaders through partnerships with premier business schools, live and online events, digital learning, networking, and premium content. With over 32,000 members and growing, we measure success one leader at a time.

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