Groundbreaking Discussion Series CUES RealTalk! Set to Return in 2023

MADISON, Wis.— Free online discussion series CUES RealTalk! is making its return in 2023, with a focus on real stories from women in the workforce.  

“CUES RealTalk! debuted in 2022 to much acclaim; we’re excited to bring this series back to the industry to help further discussions on the topics that are sometimes hard to discuss, but no less important to work through,” said Dawn Abley, SVP/Chief Sales & Member Relations Officer. “During CUES RealTalk!, Real Stories we’ll hear directly from some amazing women as they share their successes and triumphs when faced with issues such as burnout or navigating the waters as a double minority.” 

The series starts July 19 with Proving My Worth: Navigating the Intersection of Race and Gender, featuring CUES VP/Membership Jimese Harkley. She’ll delve into the intricate interplay of gender and race as she shares her experiences managing diversity, not only in her career path but also within her personal life.  

The rest of the 2023 series includes: 

  • Session 2: Dear CU Leaders: We’re here, but not for long. Managing Your Career Amid Executive Indifference, with speaker Rachel Guyselman, SVP, Credit Union 1, August 16 
  • Session 3: From the Brink of Burnout: How Organizations and Leaders Can Support Working Women, with speaker Laurie Maddalena, CEO, Envision Excellence, September 20
  • Session 4: Lessons from the Firsts: Inspiring Stories from Female CEOs, featuring a panel of women who were the first female CEOs of their credit unions 

All sessions are at 12:00 p.m. CT. 

“CUES RealTalk! is free to everyone in the industry, CUES members and nonmembers alike,” said Abley. “We feel these topics are just too important to hide behind a paywall.” 

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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 42,000 members and growing, we measure success one leader at a time.

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