Saint Louis, MO. September 17, 2020 – Pamela “Pam” Lambkins, Together Credit Union Branch Manager in Florissant, has graduated from the St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative’s Fellows Program. Of the 87 Fellows in Cohort 14, Lambkins was the only graduate from the credit union industry.
“The initiative has motivated me to not only be just a better version of myself but inspired me to get out and make a difference at the credit union and in the communities where I live and work,” said Lambkins. “In the words of John Lewis, I want to be purposeful to get into ‘good trouble.’”
The St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative, a part of the St. Louis Regional Chamber, helps area companies build successful diversity and inclusion programs. The Fellows Program supports this effort by addressing the interests and challenges of professionals of color as they work to develop and advance their careers. It features a holistic approach that creates a safe and stimulating environment for participants to receive valuable feedback, self-reflect on the feedback, acquire effective leadership strategies, and build relationships essential to their individual and collective growth.
While this year presented challenges, the Fellows Program continued to thrive in a virtual environment where the Fellows supported each other and grew. They were honored at a culminating event celebrating the graduation at World Wide Technology Raceway.
“We came into the program representing various ethnicities, backgrounds, and careers, and formed a bond through shared learning and experiences. They are now a part of my network to exchange expertise and lend advice. I believe we are all stronger, personally and professionally, after our time in the program, and will create real change in our work,” added Lambkins.
Lambkins, who has been with the credit union since 2017, is an alumna of Fontbonne University. As an active member of the credit union’s Diversity and Inclusion Council, she serves as a thought leader to advance the credit union’s Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Plan and supports the implementation and measurement of key goals, including providing direction to ensure the strategy is embedded throughout the credit union. The credit union’s Diversity and Inclusion Council also provides a forum for identifying, sharing, and/or discussing programs and best practices.
For more information regarding this release, please contact Julie Linder, Public Relations & Events Strategist, by calling (573) 268-0639.
About the Credit Union: For more than 80 years, Together Credit Union has served as a trusted financial partner, empowering more than 136,000 Members nationwide to achieve their goals. As a result, the Credit Union is named a 2019 and a 2020 Best Credit Union in State for Missouri by Forbes Magazine and was chosen as a 2019 Corporate Philanthropy honoree by both the Credit Union National Association and the St. Louis Business Journal.
As a member-owned, community-focused, not-for-profit financial institution, the Credit Union offers comprehensive banking products and financial services at 27 branches nationwide and through 24/7 Member resources and amenities. In addition, Members can access their accounts and perform transactions at more than 5,600 shared branch locations and self-service shared branch express terminals, as well as more than 25,000 surcharge-free ATMs, through the CO-OP Shared Branch Network in all 50 states.
With more than $2 billion in total assets, the Credit Union is federally-insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), and named a 2019 and a 2020 Best Credit Union in State for Missouri by Forbes Magazine.