Sheryl WuDunn, Pulitzer Prize winner and co-author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, joined us as this year at the Global Women's Leadership Network forum as the keynote speaker. The 5th annual Leadership Forum housed 115 leaders from across the globe to come together to discuss issues women face in professional roles all over the world.

Mitchell Stankovic and Associates is a founding sponsor and facilitator of the network. Mitchell also serves as the chairman of the network and plays in an integral role in the network worldwide.
The forum was fabulous!!  The speaker was so interesting and engaging, the set up of the panel was a great idea, I loved it.  The round table discussions were also informative, social and a great networking tool. How proud you must be that this network has grown 10 times the membership we started with. And Brandi is a lovely person, bright, warm, approachable, considerate, a great facilitator! - Laurie Benjamin, Board member of Melrose CU and Co-Leader of the NY/NJ Sister Society
 
 
Hi Sue,

I want to thank you for your persistence and your help in making the Sister Society a reality in Jamaica.
Thanks to all of  you who came together at the Luncheon with  the resolve that it can work.
Because of you all it is now a reality!  
Blessings!

Barbara Gascoigne
General Manager
JTA Co-op Credit Union Limited


 
 
Women Continue Steps to Building Management and Board Room Presence.
The Optimist Susan Mitchell


President/CEO Mitchell, Stankovic and Associates  
Mitchell has spent over 25 years providing consulting services to corporate America, specializing in the financial services industry. She got her start as a system analyst in the computer industry and progressed to hold positions ranging from vice president of sales to senior vice president of research and development in Fortune 500 companies. She was instrumental in the implementation of SB7, the Redlining Community Reinvestment Act legislation and she facilitated the capitalization of de novo banks with the Comptroller of Banks for the State of California. She has consulted with Bank of America, Citicorp, and Chase.

Philosophy She Lives By: For me it’s about continuing to engage, being relevant, making a difference, being positive, authentic and working hard. Let your light shine. Be grateful every morning, live in the moment, be guided by and live true to your core values.

 
 
Cooperative marketing. Have you checked out “I am a credit union” at Mitchell, Stankovic and Associates? It’s 
cooperative social marketing at its best.
 
 
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Sue,

As we discussed, I want to thank you for all that you did for us during the merger. Without your persistent persistence, we would not have accomplished what we have and would certainly have stalled along the way possibly avoiding the truly important things to focus on. You kept us moving forward no matter what the obstacle or issue so that we could arrive where we are today. You kept us focused on the difficult issues and would not allow us to avoid the tough decisions. Your input, guidance and astute leadership along with the appropriate amount of positive irritation at the right time made what many thought impossible—very achievable.

Thanks for everything… can't wait to see what we created can do in the future.

William J. Thiess, Lake Trust Credit Union
 
 
It all happened one morning over breakfast with some wonderful women who where brought together by the most amazing lady named Sue! You should be so proud of what you do and who u have helped! You my dear friend have helped change peoples lives forever! And I am so grateful to call you my friend!

Roxy Ostrem, Chair of Ventura County Credit Union

 
 
    Brandi,

    Together we made a difference! On behalf of the Board of Trustees and staff of Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN), we thank you for your help at the 25th Annual Black & White Party. Because of you, we are able to say that we had the most successful Black & White Party to date. Your commitment was incredibly helpful and allowed us to exceed our goals. More than 3,000 guests filled the venue for an evening of delicious tastings, chilling libations and entertainment that can only be found on the Las Vegas Strip. Over $135,000 was raised to support our organization.

    Each year AFAN continues to advance our mission of helping over 4,000 people living in Southern Nevada with HIV/AIDS. All of the proceeds from the Black & White Party support AFAN’s vitally important programs including Prevention Education, Emergency Financial Assistance, Nutritional Counseling, Housing, and Transportation.  All of our programs are structured to provide support and advocacy for the individuals and families we serve, while working to eliminate the fear, prejudice and stigma associated with the disease. Your generosity and compassion has an impact on our clients and our agency, which goes well beyond any monetary value.

    Caring people, like you, have enabled AFAN to fight HIV/AIDS in our community for 27 years. Only with your involvement and support, can we truly continue to make a difference.

    Thank you for making a difference!   
    Keith Wilcox 
 
 
Sue... Our discussions never fail to exceed expectations, in both content and dialogue and with or without an agenda. You are motivational which is likely a large contributor to your ongoing success.

Cheers,
Valerie Alsip, SVP, San Mateo CU. Exec. Coaching
 
 
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Brandi Stankovic, joined by Susan Mitchell and Joseph Schroeder, led a group discussion about the future of membership growth. 

The folks who squeezed themselves into the Grassroots Membership Growth workshop heard about a new program at Ventura County Credit Union that has employees going into farm fields with iPhones to sign up and serve agricultural workers who, traditionally, don’t have bank accounts. 
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Hi Sue and Mike,

I just got back from visiting the orphanage in Kenya and while there, I had a chance to see the kids playing with the toys that were given to them for Christmas thanks to your generous donation. Each child was given a small toy and they make a point to take very good care of them. Each child knows which toy is theirs but they still share them with others. They have so much fun with them!

Nicole Bice, World Council of Credit Unions
 

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