Introducing our wonderful Treasurer Julie Beleshinski. Julie is a Business Design Consultant at Conexus Credit Union. She was chosen to spotlight this time because she is such a bright and bubbly person, and were excited for you to get to know her. This is Julie’s first year with SYL and she is currently on the Development Days sub-committee.
Now lets get to know a bit more about her 🙂
Tell us about you and your Credit Union journey. How did you get to where you are now?
A long, long time ago, in 2013, I started my journey as a Financial Advisor with Conexus Credit Union at the South Albert Branch in Regina. I instantly fell in love with the culture and values at Conexus and the cooperative principles. I had the fantastic opportunity to jump into a leadership role within two years and became a Manager of Financial Services, where I started my leadership journey. In 2020 I had an excellent opportunity to work on a new initiative at Conexus, where I fell in love with Human Centric Design and helping to solve complex business problems. This leads me to where I am now as a Business Design
Why did you join SYL?
Attending the SYL retreat in 2018 significantly impacted my professional and personal development. After attending, I knew I wanted to be a part of the committee to make that same meaningful difference to other young leaders across Saskatchewan. I was also extremely excited to be able to co-collaborate and work with other outstanding young leaders across the province. Fun fact: I now know where Norquay is in Saskatchewan.
What are you most excited about this year for SYL?
I was most excited about the development days hosted in May and June this year. Our theme was diversity and inclusion. We brought Dr. Paula Stone to speak on gender equity, LGBTQ advocacy, and religious tolerance of transgender women for our first Development Day. The second Development Day we hosted was a Reconciliation 101 Workshop, where we took a walk-through of history, Identity, Terminology, and heritage. But most importantly, we were able to brainstorm as young leaders ways we can act towards reconciliation in our personal and professional lives.