Kansas-Missouri Sister Society

The Kansas-Missouri Sister Society, in partnership with the Global Women's Leadership Network and Sister Societies around the globe, are striving to tackle the industry’s gender gap by providing women with the tools and resources they need to advance their career.

The Kansas-Missouri Sister Society is the local GWLN chapter established to further the Network’s global mission by making a local impact. The Kansas-Missouri Sister Society’s mission is to inspire women to lead through professional development, mentorship, and networking. We will host several events, live and virtual, in 2022 focused on whole-person wellness and resilience. 

The GWLN and Kansas-Missouri Sister Society welcome all people. The Kansas-Missouri Sister Society is proud to support the Global Women’s Leadership Network. Check out this helpful FAQ for more information or visit cuwomen.org to become a member.


Join the Kansas-Missouri Sister Society

Ready to connect? Join the Kansas-Missouri Sister Society Community for communications regarding upcoming events, networking opportunities, discussions and more!

Join Group

The Kansas-Missouri Sister Society Community is accessible to all employees or volunteers of affiliated Kansas, Missouri or Nebraska credit unions or their CUSOs. This does require an account on the HCUA website. If you are requesting an HCUA account for the first time, please allow 24-48 hours for our Communities platform to sync with our database.

Schedule of events


June 23, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.


Leadership Panel
Held in conjunction with Convention & Annual Meeting.
Sept. 16, 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Kansas City area


Financial Wellness & Resiliency
Dec. 7, 12 p.m.


Charitable partner in 2022


The Kansas-Missouri Sister Society of the Global Women’s Leadership Network has selected Dress for Success Midwest as a charitable partner in 2022.  Dress for Success is a program of Connections to Success, a 501c3 organization that inspires families to realize their dreams and achieve economic independence by providing hope, resources and a plan.

Sister Society members are encouraged to:

  • Become members of the Global Women’s Leadership Network.  Scholarships are available from the Heartland Credit Union Charitable Foundation for credit unions under $100M in asset size.
  • Support Dress for Success with a donation of:
    • Gift cards, store credits or a tax-deductible donation to assist in the purchase of clothing items.
    • Gently used or new professional clothing, shoes and accessories (business casual or interview appropriate). Learn more.


Full NameCommittee PositionCredit Union
Alison ThorntonMemberCommunityAmerica Credit Union
Anna NeunerMemberHeartland Credit Union Association
Heather GatesMemberMeritrust Credit Union
Janice BennettMemberNeighbors Credit Union
Judy HadsallMemberMultipli Credit Union
Lea Ann GabbertMemberCredit Union of America
Liz SteffenMemberEnvista Credit Union
Lori CrutchleyMemberArsenal Credit Union
Michelle WalnMemberHeartland Credit Union
Michelle WoodMemberMazuma Credit Union
Nicole El-ChamiMemberCredit Union of America
Andrea Robinson FuentesStaff LiaisonHeartland Credit Union Association
Lisa Althoff-SimmonsStaff LiaisonHeartland Credit Union Association

Questions about the Kansas-Missouri Sister Society? 

 Contact HCUA liaisons, Andrea Robinson or Lisa Althoff-Simmons.