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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Western Union + Dear Alyne: Safety tips for Solo Female travelers

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/ #Ad More and more women are choosing to TRAVEL! But as we do so, it’s important to stay safe! I’ve traveled alone around the world multiple times and I promise you – you can do it! But for the ...

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Digital Transformation & Economic Opportunities

Western Union International Bank’s CEO Peter Bucher firmly believes you can drive successful, innovative business while creating a better world for the community you live in. He shares his views on digital transformation and economic opportunities for all. “We have transformed ourselves into one of the largest digital money transfer firms in the world”     Herr Bucher, the money transfer industry has undergone significant change in the past years with new digital players challenging incumbents. How does Western ...

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Invest in Change, One Girl at a Time

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. Sally Dimachki is one of the G(irls)20 Ambassadors and Steering Committee Chair. A version of this article was originally posted on the G(irls)20 Blog: ...

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Western Union Is All in on Its Chatbot

Technology allows us to live increasingly borderless lives. As a result, our customers expect us to utilize this technology to give them more options to move money easily. Western Union’s Chief Customer Officer, Stanley Yung, talks about ways that we continue to innovate to give our customers the experience they deserve. Chatbots are the most accessible way to leverage artificial intelligence (AI), and Western Union is one of many brands showing how to create powerful, engaging human-to-AI experiences, transforming ...

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5 Things You Can Save Money on Regularly

Katie Kuchta is a writer, yoga and wellness guru, and self-proclaimed foodie. Aspiring to have the means to travel more is where her money saving tips and minimalistic lifestyle come in handy. In her spare time she can often be found cooking in the kitchen or on the hunt for the best tacos in Texas, follow her on Instagram. We’ve teamed up with her to share her tips on how to save and make your dollar stretch! It seems ...

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