gender equality

Work together to empower women

Work together to empower women

By Teresa Freeborn, President and CEO, Xceed Financial Credit Union

“Haven’t you heard? Women aren’t CEOs.”

The finance sector, where I make my living, remains among the absolute worst for women who aspire to leadership roles. Just 2.1 percent of CEOs are female. However, among financial cooperatives — which is what credit unions are — an average of 29 percent of CEOs across the country are women.