Introducing our lovely Communications Lead Dajana Benic. Dajana is a Team Leader, Associate Business Advisors at Conexus Credit Union. She was chosen to spotlight this time because she is such a wonderful vibrant person. With such a contagious smile and great mind it is a joy to know her. This is Dajana’s first year with SYL and she is currently on the Awards sub-committee.
Now lets get to know a bit more about this lovely lady 🙂
Tell us about you and your Credit Union journey. How did you get to where you are now?
I NEVER thought I would last in the corporate FI world when I first applied for an FSR position. At the time I was managing a retail store and I loved getting the chance to be creative and put together outfits for the corporate women of downtown Regina 😊. I absolutely did not see myself ever becoming ‘one of them’! Little did I know that I would fall in love with Financial Services and the ability to think differently and BE creative when it comes to building our members financial wellness. Conexus Credit Union has a strong focus on the learning an development of their employees and I have been fortunate enough to grow and develop through a number of different roles, however, my passion has always been people and the ability to help grow others is what brings my joy in my day to day life. I type this on my last day as a Team Lead in Conexus Business Solutions, and look forward to my next chapter as Manager, Financial Services in branch!
Why did you join SYL?
As I said above – it brings me joy to help others succeed and reach their goals, so when I stumbled across SYL I thought that this would be a great avenue to be able to contribute to growing leaders across the province rather than just in my own silo. I’ve only been on SYL for six months and what I’ve found astonishing already is the peer group that I am so lucky to work alongside with. These individuals genuinely care about our communities and the employees and members of our Credit Unions. It has been such a privilege to get to know and to learn from these young leaders!
What are you most excited about this year for SYL?
I’m SO excited for the Awards evening during our annual Retreat – if you haven’t signed up to attend yet, RUN!!