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CTC Friday Conversation: Credit Union Self-Assessment

CTC Friday Conversation: Credit Union Self-Assessment


Thank you for joining us for our October CTC Friday Conversation: "Credit Union Diversity Self-Assessment." 

Staff from NCUA’s Office of Minority and Women Inclusion answered questions about the NUCA Credit Union Diversity Self-Assessment survey, its submission process, and how your credit union can foster greater diversity and inclusion.

Our esteemed presenter was:

  • Natasha C. Hewlett, Credit Union Diversity and Inclusion Program Manager, NCUA

Espy Poblano, Training Manager for AACUC, moderated the conversation. 

Keep reading to learn more about our participants.

Natasha C. Hewlett

Credit Union Diversity and Inclusion Program Manager


Natasha is the NCUA credit union program manager within the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI). She has over 16 years with the Federal government, 12 of those years as a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategist and educator. Over the years she has developed innovative and creative solutions to systematically shift the diversity paradigm across enterprises through educating and building partnerships. Natasha uses her knowledge and skills to enhance the credit union diversity self-assessment (CUDSA), enhance the annual DEI summit, and build partnerships across the credit union industry.

Natasha holds a degree in Business Management and Marketing, the Department of Justice Leadership Executive Certification, and Cornell University’s Diversity and Inclusion Certification. Her passion derives from her son and her desire to pave a better future for the next generation of women and minorities by removing systemic barriers in the workforce and financial industry.

Espy Poblano

Training Manager


Esperanza 'Espy' Poblano is a training manager with over 10 years of experience in the financial industry. She is passionate about continued education and people development and is committed to supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging initiatives industry-wide. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated effective leadership and communication skills while working with a remote team.

Currently, Espy works at the African-American Credit Union Coalition, where she is responsible for training consultations, training development, member communication, and social media content creation. She is particularly proud of her work with the AACUC DEI Leadership Academy for Financial Professionals and is passionate about inviting young professionals into the industry.

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