Talking Credit Unions with Chris Smith

Diversity in the Credit Union Boardroom - EDITION 15

December 03, 2020 Chris Season 1 Episode 15
Talking Credit Unions with Chris Smith
Diversity in the Credit Union Boardroom - EDITION 15
Chapters
2:11
Robert Kelly CEO ABCUL
6:14
Marlene Shiels CEO Capital Credit Union
10:04
Valerie Walwyn-Tait CEO Planesaver Credit Union
15:53
Karl George MBE, The Governance Forum
22:25
Kevin Fearon Chair Wolverhampton Credit Union
24:03
Rob Shearing CEO Wolverhampton Credit Union
Talking Credit Unions with Chris Smith
Diversity in the Credit Union Boardroom - EDITION 15
Dec 03, 2020 Season 1 Episode 15
Chris

What a year for this agenda. First came shock; and then came shows of support. But they’re only worth a penny if we do not move to meaningful action and concrete change. Change you can see. Change you can measure. And change that makes a material difference to people’s lives. To achieve that, we can’t just speak about one aspect of diversity and inclusion without also understanding the importance of all others, and how they intersect to make up someone’s experiences. But following the killing of George Floyd, much of the push for action in recent months has quite rightly been focused on addressing systematic racial and ethnic inequality.

For me, this is first and foremost a moral question. Not just as a human being, but also as a producer of podcasts for credit unions. I have always believed that credit unions are superb institutions in helping people get in and on in life.

But still too many people, because of their gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, background, or circumstance, find themselves unfairly held back. Their route barred, and talents ignored. I believe that no-one should have to experience that. And I believe that credit unions – among many institutions in society – should be best placed to help solve this problem. We are fast, we work in teams, we help people fulfil their potential.

I’ve got an excellent line up of expert speakers to inform and inspire you on this podcast. And let’s be honest, it’s their voices, stories, and insights that you’re tuning in to hear. Not mine. Listen to:

  • Robert Kelly, CEO ABCUL
  • Marlene Sheils, CEO Capital Credit Union
  • Valerie Walwyn-Tait, CEO Planesaver Credit Union
  • Karl George MBE, The Governance Forum
  • Rob Shearing, CEO Wolverhampton Credit Union
  • Kevin Fearon, Chair Wolverhampton Credit Union


Show Notes Chapter Markers

What a year for this agenda. First came shock; and then came shows of support. But they’re only worth a penny if we do not move to meaningful action and concrete change. Change you can see. Change you can measure. And change that makes a material difference to people’s lives. To achieve that, we can’t just speak about one aspect of diversity and inclusion without also understanding the importance of all others, and how they intersect to make up someone’s experiences. But following the killing of George Floyd, much of the push for action in recent months has quite rightly been focused on addressing systematic racial and ethnic inequality.

For me, this is first and foremost a moral question. Not just as a human being, but also as a producer of podcasts for credit unions. I have always believed that credit unions are superb institutions in helping people get in and on in life.

But still too many people, because of their gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, background, or circumstance, find themselves unfairly held back. Their route barred, and talents ignored. I believe that no-one should have to experience that. And I believe that credit unions – among many institutions in society – should be best placed to help solve this problem. We are fast, we work in teams, we help people fulfil their potential.

I’ve got an excellent line up of expert speakers to inform and inspire you on this podcast. And let’s be honest, it’s their voices, stories, and insights that you’re tuning in to hear. Not mine. Listen to:

  • Robert Kelly, CEO ABCUL
  • Marlene Sheils, CEO Capital Credit Union
  • Valerie Walwyn-Tait, CEO Planesaver Credit Union
  • Karl George MBE, The Governance Forum
  • Rob Shearing, CEO Wolverhampton Credit Union
  • Kevin Fearon, Chair Wolverhampton Credit Union


Robert Kelly CEO ABCUL
Marlene Shiels CEO Capital Credit Union
Valerie Walwyn-Tait CEO Planesaver Credit Union
Karl George MBE, The Governance Forum
Kevin Fearon Chair Wolverhampton Credit Union
Rob Shearing CEO Wolverhampton Credit Union