Welcome to Professional Business Women of New Mexico!
The members of Professional Business Women of New Mexico (PBWNM) are known in New Mexico as the leading group dedicated to improving the status of women. Our membership is diverse, ranging from recent high school graduates to retirees who come from varied backgrounds, professions, education, race, and socio-economic levels. We count as our members women and men in a wide range of fields.
Our major focus includes:
- Professional development programs.
- Mentoring and programs to enhance leadership skills for the under 35 population.
- Transition assistance for women rejoining the workforce.
Our chapters are located throughout the state. Please click on the tab for each chapter to learn more about PBWNM in your community.
2013 PBW New Mexico State Conference
The 2013 state conference will be held April 19-20, 2013 hosted by Raton PBW. Program includes Young Professional program on Friday evening, keynote speaker Ashley Rose Mills, Miss Rodeo New Mexico, entertainment by the Willow Springs Sisters, a workshop led by Retha Shiplet, Quality New Mexico, titled "History Will Find You -- Are You Ready?" and more! Click here to see the draft agenda.
Santa Fe PBW Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted!
We want to help you advance your career, earn a higher salary and/or build a stronger businesses. All female applicants are welcome, any age and all educational opportunities will be considered.
To apply for a scholarship, please complete the Santa Fe PBW Scholarship application and mail it to the address at the bottom of the form. Please provide a letter of reference, the application, and if you are a current student, a current transcript.
Click on "Programs" to read about the PBWNM Young Professional Program! Here's what one of the participants has to say...
My name is Fran Martinez, I was a candidate of the Santa Fe Professional Business Women’s 2012 Young Professional program. Through this program I attended four Saturday sessions to learn how to sharpen my business skills to become more successful. My participation was just the push I needed to finish some projects I had put aside. I have reinstated my insurance license and working on my own part time business through Primerica. In my spare time I’m volunteering with a local business in Espanola, to help other professional women grow their businesses. Next year I plan to attend the program again and I will give you an update on my projects! My goal is to be your 2013 young professional of the year!
Professional Business Women New Mexico
Message from Kathy B. McGee, President
October - 2012
Hello PBW friends,
We invite you and your friends to become a member of Santa Fe PBW, Albuquerque PBW or Raton PBW! These are our 3 chapters in New Mexico. Membership is open to all women and men who support our goals and objectives. I am serving as PBWNM State President, and am honored to do so!
Our non-profit organization has been advocating for women’s issues at a local and state level since 1923. Our members are strengthened through development programs, awareness and mentoring, resulting in a stronger community. Leadership workshops and opportunities are provided to members and guests to help them grow their business. We are a diverse group who provides scholarships to women in need or in transition. We are able to do so thanks to our sponsors, like First National Bank of Santa Fe, Century Bank, New Mexico Bank & Trust and General Mailing & Shipping.
Santa Fe PBW has monthly networking dinner meetings, and four main events per year. These special events include:
- Business Woman of the Year, normally held during the third week of October, which is National Business Women’s Week. This year it will be at La Posada, 5:30 p.m., October 23rd.
- Employer of the Year is usually held in the Spring, and judges select the most “family friendly” employer.
- Young Professional is usually held in February, with an interview and speech contest for young women between the age of 25 and 35. Each local winner moves on to the State PBW competition, and gives her speech at the PBWNM Conference in April.
- Our major fundraising event is different for each chapter. In Santa Fe, the event is a Soirée and Wine Tasting event, which has been very successful over several years.
At the State level, we have two conferences per year. One is in April and the other is in October. Each chapter takes turns hosting these. The one coming up October 19 & 20 will be in Albuquerque, and the one in April will be hosted by Raton. We appreciate the help of Diane Furie and others planning and organizing the October event. Please call me at 505-470-7731 for more information, or ask your chapter president for the registration form and agenda.
I hope to see each of you at a meeting or at one of our conferences soon!
Kathy B. McGee
PBWNM President 2012-13