Let’s Partner To Connect Girls To A More Prosperous Future

Women Political Leaders (WPL), a global network of female politicians, teamed up with Western Union, a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement, to encourage more girls to get involved in politics, with the goal of increasing female representation in political and governmental roles and driving greater diversity of thinking in policy making and governance. Lungelwa Goje was one of 20 women selected by G(irls)20 — an organization that places girls and women at the center of the G20 economic decision-making process — ...

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Architects for Change

Women Political Leaders (WPL), a global network of female politicians, teamed up with Western Union, a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement, to encourage more girls to get involved in politics, with the goal of increasing female representation in political and governmental roles and driving greater diversity of thinking in policy making and governance. Ramona Abdallah was one of just 20 women selected by G(irls)20 — an organization that places girls and women at the center of the G20 economic decision-making ...

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Western Union Leaders Take on the Crucible

There has always been a strong nexus between the United States military and the business world; whether it business’ adoption of the military tactics, techniques and procedures or the military’s adoption of business leadership ideals and beliefs. This hybrid ecosystem has enriched both entities by, at a 30,000 foot level, applying different optics to a problem or objective that needs to be solved or negotiated. One of the first things taught to a leader in the U.S. Military is ...

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Western Union + Dear Alyne: Life as a Digital Nomad

Dear Alyne is a World Citizen and has been to 72 countries around over the Globe. She is a WU customer and guest blogger who we’ve teamed up with. Follow along with her adventures, here: https://www.instagram.com/dearalyne/    Ahh, the classic photo on Facebook of your friend relaxing at a beautiful beach while working on their laptop. It’s a photo we’ve all seen, and most of us have envied. But what’s the story behind the ...

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Leveraging Technology as Compliance’s Guiding Light

By Cherie Axelrod, Deputy Chief Compliance Officer Following the 2008 financial crisis, regulators began a new approach in their role as regulatory agencies and the importance of financial institutions implementing a culture of compliance through all levels of its organizations. To better understand and mitigate risks, organizations set off a compliance hiring boom, and regulators began sharing frameworks and models that covered compliance maturity models for organizations to follow. Initially, many financial institutions adopted a “brute force” approach to compliance risks, ...

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Overcome Sexism in Technology, Bring Robotics to Girls

Women Political Leaders (WPL), the global network of female politicians, is teaming up with Western Union, a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement, to encourage more girls to get involved in politics, with the goal of increasing female representation in political and government roles and driving greater diversity of thinking in policy making and governance. Boas is one of just 20 women selected by G(irls)20 — an organization that places girls and women at the center of the G20 economic decision-making ...

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The 2018 WU Ashoka Executives in Residence Program

Western Union is in its eighth year of teaming up with Ashoka, for its 2018 Executives in Residence (EIR) program!  This program fosters meaningful collaborations between company senior leaders and leading social entrepreneurs (Ashoka Fellows) that have the potential to change the dynamics of traditional markets, enhance competitiveness, and create systemic social impact. Why does Western Union participate in the EIR program? The program goals align perfectly with our company purpose, moving money for better. It also follows one of our ...

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It Takes a Community to Move a Dreamer to a Doer

By Caroline Tsai, EVP & General Counsel, WU What does it take to champion an idea until it becomes a program that changes lives? What separates someone sitting on the sideline with a person who enters the race? Western Union is proud to sponsor a summit that will bring together two generations of women with a shared purpose — to make the world a fairer place, thus enabling leaders of today to pass on the advice and tools the next generation ...

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WPL Teams with Western Union to Support More Girls in Politics

Women Political Leaders (WPL), the global network of female politicians, is teaming up with Western Union, a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement, to encourage more girls to get involved in politics, with the goal of increasing female representation in political and government roles and driving greater diversity of thinking in policymaking and governance. Western Union is sponsoring 21 young women—20 from G(irls)20, an organization that places girls and women at the center of the G20 economic decision-making process, along ...

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The Power of Partnerships – Improving Customer Experience

Christina Hamilton, Head of Partnerships and International Expansion, was recently invited to deliver a speech on the Power of Partnerships at the European Banking Forum in London. The event was a two-day conference offering a platform for leading European retail banks and financial institutions to come together to discuss their strategy for digital transformation. The focus was on use-cases and experience-based insights, which included examples of structural changes which have increased agility and customer-facing solutions which have dramatically improved the ...

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