Empower Lunch Hour

Know and Show Your Value –

From Employee to Stay-At-Home Parent

Are you confident in demanding your worth in salary negotiations? How about the value of care you provide to your family? Learn how to better communicate this at BRAVA and
Summit Credit Union’s FREE Empower Lunch Hour Webinar.

Many factors contribute to women facing greater risk of poverty than men in retirement, but this session empowers you to shift the stats to enjoy long-term financial security — and to start building a secure future now. Get the insights and resources you need to know and advocate for your value to gain a positive impact on your financial and life decisions — as well as your overall well-being!

This webinar took place on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at 12 p.m.

Watch the Recorded Webinar Here:

Meet the Panelists

Rebecca Gerothanas, Chief Operations Officer at Summit Credit Union

Rebecca Gerothanas is a passionate, strategic leader for Summit Credit Union’s focus on empowering members, and women specifically, to gain financial knowledge and security so they can enjoy life and retirement to the fullest. Rebecca has been with Summit for 27 years and inspires her teams to carry out Summit’s commitment to financial wellness in all areas she oversees, which include the retail branch network, card programs and payments, facilities, risk management, collections, marketing and communications. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science and journalism from UW-Madison.

Tara Klun, Vice President of Human Resources at Summit Credit Union

Tara Klun, an innovative leader with 21 years of progressive HR experience, has a passion for supporting employee development and building organizational strength through business leader partnerships. Tara’s well versed in compensation and total rewards, benefit design, talent acquisition strategy, employee relations, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), data analytics and employee engagement. Her work for employee engagement initiatives has helped Summit win Madison Magazine’s “Best Places to Work” honor multiple years in a row, as well as repeated recognition as a Top Workplace Madison, Milwaukee and USA. Tara is a UW-Madison graduate and has a HR Certificate from Concordia and a DEI Certificate from Cornell.

Jody Brown, , CLU, ChFC®, CFP™, Vice President, Wealth Management

Jody Brown, vice president of wealth management with Summit Financial Advisors located at Summit Credit Union. She has been a Summit employee for over 14 years and boasts over 25 years in the industry. She helps members achieve goals through services including retirement planning, financial management, insurance and wealth management. She is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) professional and has earned the Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) and Certified Life Underwriter® (CLU®) designations. A Madison native, Brown earned a bachelor’s degree in consumer affairs in business from UW-Madison.

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