Enterprising Women’s Conference

Yvonne Fernandez
Security Service Federal Credit Union

About the Company: Founded in 1956, Security Service Federal Credit Union has 36 branches in San Antonio, South Texas and El Paso, as well as 19 in Colorado and 14 in Utah. Security Service has more than 840,000 members and assets of $6 billion. It is Texas’ largest credit union and the eighth-largest credit union in the country.

About the Program: The Enterprising Women’s Conference (EWC) is a full-day leadership and professional development conference that provides a powerful learning environment with informational speakers and robust networking opportunities. In partnership with the national ATHENA Foundation, the North Chamber is the exclusive local host organization for the presentation of the ATHENA Awards® Program that credits rising stars, seasoned professionals and model organizations for achievement, community service and leadership cultivation with the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award, ATHENA Leadership Award and ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award.

Personally Speaking: Yvonne has participated in the Leadership Lab program since 2003 and is a 2006 alumna. She has served on many committees including serving as chair of the ATHENA Young Professional Awards and speaker for the How 2 Series. Yvonne says, “The Chamber has provided me both professional development and new relationships and friendships in business and the community. My involvement has also provided my employer, Security Service with new clients and an increased awareness of providing commercial products and services in our market areas.”