Advancing Women of Color Leaders in the Credit Union Movement
Second Session: Wednesday, September 28 at 2 PM ET
On Wednesday, September 28, Inclusiv will host the second part of our three-part webinar series focused on “Advancing Women of Color Leaders in the Credit Union Movement.” Our goal is to facilitate inspiring and illuminating conversations which address the intersection of race and gender from the perspective of women of color leaders at different stages of their career journeys.
During this session you will meet mid-career credit union professionals and those who have been in the field more than a decade. These strong, resourceful women will share their leadership experiences in the financial services industry, ways they have overcome professional challenges, and how they have changed their workplaces for the better.
Dates (register once for the full series):
- First Session: Wed. 6/29 – “Fully Realized Careers” – past recording can be viewed here
- Second Session: Wed. 9/28 – “On the Battle Ground”
- Third Session: Wed. 12/14 – “Leaders on the Rise”
Time: 2:00-3:30 pm ET
Meet the Speakers
Joumana Mcdad, EVP and Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, One Detroit Credit Union
Joumana Mcdad serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at One Detroit Credit Union (1DCU). In this role, Joumana is responsible for driving the credit union’s strategy, overseeing all the area of the credit union including Finance, Compliance, Technology, Human Resources, Marketing and Community Partnerships as well as Sales and Member experiences. Results-oriented and focused on the big picture, Joumana actively engages with the local community - its people and grassroots organizations - to keep herself grounded and informed about the needs and gaps in the region and opportunities for the credit union to make an impact. Joumana joined 1DCU in 2018, bringing with her nearly two decades of experience in the financial sector. Most recently, she spent 10 years as an AVP of Sales at Public Service Credit Union.
Denise Michaux, President and CEO, Concord Federal Credit Union
Denise Michaux was appointed to the Concord Federal Credit Union Board in October 2018 and became its President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2021. She has over 30 years of financial institution experience in the fields of compliance, internal audit and community development. Working for large international banks such as Citigroup, BNY Mellon and Chase, and a $1.5 billion private bank, she developed expertise in creating and delivering training sessions, coaching compliance analysts, developing procedures, implementing policies and providing advice on regulations covering anti-money laundering, sanctions, electronic funds transfers, stock transfer, escrow agency and branch operations, to name just a few. Denise was born and raised in New York City. She is a graduate of New York University and New York Law School and is a member of the New York State bar.
Barbara Mojica, Executive Director, National Association of Latino Credit Unions and Professionals (NLCUP)
Barbara Mojica started her financial industry career in 2014 but did not discover her passion until 2017 when she started as an account manager at Coastal Credit Union. She quickly realized the difference between a bank and a credit union. Barbara states that she finally merged her value system with her employment and has not looked back since. During her time at Coastal Credit Union, she was able to participate in the Protégé Program Competition that is hosted by the Carolina Credit Union League. Barbara found that she could bring her knowledge of what it meant to tap into DACA/TPS/ITIN lending for credit unions. With much research and the help of other credit union professionals, she was able to win the competition both internally and at a state level. As the new Executive Director of NLCUP, Barbara is committed to advocating for the underserved communities of America.
Hazelmae Overturf, Program Director, Kauai Federal Credit Union
As a new Program Director at Kaua'i Federal Credit Union, Hazelmae Overturf is helping to shape and execute the transformation of Kaua’i through social impact programs. She is currently supporting the Coronavirus Rent and Utilities Assistance (CRUA) team that deploys financial assistance to applicants across the island to avoid homelessness. Prior to Kaua’i, Hazelmae spent nearly 13 years at BECU, the largest credit union in Washington state (3rd largest in the nation). In 2019, she earned her Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE) distinction and represented Washington state as a 2020 Governmental Affairs Conference Crasher. Hazelmae is also in her final year of the Filene Research Institute’s i3 program and a proud board member of the West Coast chapter of the African American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC). Hazelmae was also a founding co-chair of her former credit union's Young Professional Employee Resource Group at BECU.