As cooperatives consider how to better define and amplify their cooperative identity, the composition of cooperative boards is growing in importance. The diversity of board members, in particular, is attracting enormous interest. Still, conversations around co-op governance tend to be biased toward the past (an organization’s founders) rather than the future (an organization’s present-day community).
Join us on Thursday, March 31 at 11 am EDT to consider what a redesign of cooperative governance could look like. What if we focused on the board of director experience and strategic role, with an emphasis on delivering inclusive economies and embodying cooperative values?
Moderated by LaDonna Sanders Redmond, Columinate’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant and a member of NCBA CLUSA’s Board of Directors, this conversation will also explore board composition within the context of Women’s History Month by centering the voices of women and BIPOC communities.
MEET THE SPEAKERS
Ruth Jelimo Kosgei
Member and Board Treasurer
Lelchego Marketing Cooperative Society
Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Credit Union National Association
LaDonna Sanders Redmond
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant
President and CEO
African-American Credit Union Coalition