About Verity Mom
Verity Credit Union's ongoing effort to connect with Seattle moms
It's about giving moms a voice. We launched Verity Mom in 2009 because we felt strongly that Moms and families were not being well served by large faceless financial institutions. Moms in Washington didn't have a voice when it came to getting what they needed financially. So we launched a search for a Mom and gave that person a platform: the Verity Mom website. Rosemary Garner served in the role for two years and Danielle Gahl won a subsequent search in 2011 to become our current Verity Mom.
In order to listen to and learn from Washington Moms, Danielle encourages dialogue in many ways on the Verity Mom website. You can:
Our Verity Mom won a contest to be a Verity Credit Union contract employee. Danielle's job includes speaking at events throughout the Seattle area and posting fresh blog entries and video blogs on the Verity Mom website. This means she's looking for YOU to get your thoughts and opinions about what you need from your financial institution.
The ultimate goal of Verity Mom is to help our credit union connect with Moms and families and to help us really understand how we can serve Moms and families better than any other financial institution.
Meet Danielle, our Verity Mom
"The Verity Mom initiative is so important because moms are a little like the Greek goddess Vesta. She was the one that kept the fire on Mount Olympus burning so the other gods could galavant around. She gave her throne to Dionysus and we never hear stories about her. But she was always there, in the background, quietly making the whole shabang possible. Having a Verity Mom is important because if we need to hear any voice, it is the one that isn't shouting for itself."
– Danielle Gahl, Verity Mom
Hometown: Cascade, Idaho.
Zodiac Sign: The new one – Ophiuchus.
Nicknames: Dani and Ellis, though you have to have known me since birth to call me Ellis.
Interests: I'm a jack of many trades but the master of none. So my interests dabble in the same way, a little food, a little craft, a little walk, a little science—I like to keep it balanced.
Color of choice: I was a tomboy growing up so now I can't get enough of cotton candy pink.
Personal hero: My mom, my sisters, and my grandma—amazing women in completely different and equally round-house-kick ways.
Favorite foods: Does butter count as a food? If not, butter on bread, butter on kale, butter on radishes, and butter on steaks.
Favorite family activity: We love going down to the market. Roo it tickled by all of the people and music and bustle.