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Education is key to advancing credit union women in leadership by providing them with the opportunity and resources to make a measurable difference in their own life, the lives of their credit union members, and their communities. The PA Sister Society’s education committee is dedicated to providing meaningful and impactful content, speakers and networking that will help to enhance the lives of our PA Sister Society members of the GWLN, so that they leave each meeting with something that will help to enrich their career and personal lives.

Join us at an upcoming meeting:

February 21, 2023

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Sister Society Ted Talks Tuesday

We will be watching the Ted Talks together and doing small breakout sessions to discuss. This session topic will be Renee Marino - Happiness is Not Where You're Looking. Feel free to watch the video ahead of the session. In this talk, Renée Marino explains how the true and everlasting happiness we seek is not found by escaping our thoughts, feelings, and circumstances through digital technology. When we first connect with our inner selves and find self-acceptance for who we are, we can move into the happiness we desire.

Our Ted Talk Tuesdays break out for discussion after viewing the online video together and here are just some of the questions our facilitators may bring up in your group:

  • What is your definition of happiness?
  • If you’re feeling down, what do you do to help cope with your emotions?
  • Do you believe everything that you see on social media? Do you find yourself envious of other people’s lifestyles?
  • Do you participate with social media? Why or why not?
  • Do you find that you want or need "validation" through social media?

Renee Marino – Happiness is Not Where You're Looking - Ted Talk Video

Contact pasistersociety@vfccu.org for event details and registration.


Past educational opportunities:

November 15, 2022

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Sister Society Ted Talks Tuesday

This Ted Talks session topic was Wendy Suzuki - Brain Changing Effects of Exercise. "What's the most transformative thing you can do for your brain today? Exercise!" says neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki. Get inspired to go to the gym as Suzuki discusses the science of how working out boosts your mood and memory - and protects your brain against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's.

Wendy Suzuki - Brain Changing Effects of Exercise - Ted Talk Video

October 16, 2022

10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.
Speaker: Denise Gabel
Topic: The Can-Do-Mindset

This education session featured the International Bestseller, The Can-Do Mindset: How to Make Things Happen...With Enthusiasm. Denise's hand is stretched out, inviting you to stand in your authentic power, generate your own happiness, and create a vibe that attracts Can-doers. The Can-Do mindset will:

  • Empower you to act, even during times when it's hard to realize that "can" is still in your vocabulary. Trust me. It never left.
  • Uncover how the greatest power that you have isn't in a gym... it is built from within. There is power in choice- more power than you know.
  • Give you permission to focus on accomplishing the right things, despite the circumstances.

Denise's book can be purchased at Amazon.com.

August 23, 2022

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Sister Society Ted Talks Tuesday

This Ted Talk Tuesday session topic was Robin Hauser – Likability For Women Leaders. When women lead, bias often follows. Documentarian Robin Hauser dives into the dilemma between competence and likability faced by women in leadership roles, detangling the unconscious beliefs and gendered thinking that distort what it means to be a good leader.

Robin Hauser – Likability For Women Leaders - Ted Talk Video

May 17, 2022

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Sister Society Ted Talks Tuesday

This Ted Talks Tuesday session topic was Andy Puddicombe – All it takes is 10 mindful minutes. In a time when beauty is defined by supermodels, success is defined by wealth, and fame is defined by now many followers you have on social media, Lizze Velasquez asks the question, "How do you define yourself?" Once labeled, "The Worlds Ugliest Women," Lizzie decided to turn things around and create her own definitions of what she defines as beauty and happiness.

Andy Puddicombe – All It Takes is 10 Mindful Minutes - Ted Talk Video

March 15, 2022

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Sister Society Ted Talks Tuesday

We will be watching the Ted Talks together and doing small breakout sessions to discuss. This session topic will be Lizzie Velasquez - How do you define yourself? Feel free to watch the YouTube video ahead of the session. In a time when beauty is defined by supermodels, success is defined by wealth, and fame is defined by now many followers you have on social media, Lizze Velasquez asks the question, "How do you define yourself?" Once labeled, "The Worlds Ugliest Women," Lizzie decided to turn things around and create her own definitions of what she defines as beauty and happiness.

Lizzie Velasquez - How do you define yourself? Ted Talk Video

November 16, 2021

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Sister Society Ted Talks Tuesday

We will be watching the Ted Talks together and doing small breakout sessions to discuss. This session topic will be Melinda Briana Epler – 3 Ways to be a Better Ally in the Workplace. Feel free to watch the YouTube video ahead of the session. "We're taught to believe that hard work and dedication will lead to success, but that's not always the case. Gender, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation are among the many factors that affect our chances," says writer and advocate Melinda Briana Epler, "and it's up to each of us to be allies for those who face discrimination."

Melinda Briana Epler – 3 Ways to be a Better Ally in the Workplace Ted Talk Video

September 21, 2021

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Sister Society Ted Talks Tuesday

We will be watching the Ted Talks together and doing small breakout sessions to discuss and evaluate our everyday work environments. This session topic will be Dr. Brene' Brown – Shame and Empathy. Feel free to watch the YouTube video ahead of the session to review the questions that we'll be discussing.

Dr. Brene Brown – Shame and Empathy Ted Talk Video

April 27, 2021

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Sister Society Ted Talks Tuesday

We will be watching the Ted Talks together and doing small breakout sessions to discuss and evaluate our everyday work environments. Feel free to watch the YouTube video ahead of the session to review the questions that we’ll be discussing.

Dare to Disagree Conversation Starter Ted Talk Video

August 11, 2020

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Virtual Education Event
Speaker: Dr. Charlotte Collins
Topic: Taking Care of Yourself During COVID-19 and Beyond

It's ok to make yourself the top priority! During the education session, Dr. Collins addressed the pressures of working from home and taking on additional roles, share facts about the pandemic from a health perspective and offered tips to help you maintain balance now and into the future.

This session provided:

  • Tips and facts to help you during the pandemic
  • Support to each other
  • An opportunity to ask your questions

Click here for the session materials.