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.
Raton PBW's 20th Annual Walk/Run for Domestic Violence Awareness was held Saturday, October 4. Click here for details!
2015 PBW New Mexico State Conference
I hope everyone has marked their calendars and is planning to attend the 91st Annual PBWNM State Conference in Raton April 24-25, 2015! As President of Professional Business Women of New Mexico (PBWNM), I want to personally welcome all members to join us for a fun and exciting weekend. The Raton chapter is excited to be your host for this year's conference.
All local PBW chapter members and members at large are also voting members of PBWNM. Attending the conference is a great opportunity to network with other members at the Friday evening reception in addition to experiencing world class entertainment at the Historic Shuler Theater. On Saturday you can actively participate in the business meeting where you can be part of guiding the future of our organization. Following the meeting we will have our Young Professional Competition and Awards Luncheon. In the afternoon we will then have a workshop by Lisa Costlow entitled "Preserving Your Health & Vitality Through Nutrition & Breath".
I am confident that by the time the conference is over we will all be feeling energized and refreshed and will hopefully have made a few new friends. So please plan to join us April 24th & 25th in Raton.
Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or need additional information.
With Kindest Regards,
Michael Anne Antonucci
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 Michael Anne Antonucci, President
March - 2014
As our 90th Anniversary comes to a close, it is a good time to reflect on our accomplishments this past year. Our Santa Fe Business Women of the Year event was held during our Mid-Year Board in October and was a huge success. Congratulations to Lynn Sanchez, the Santa Fe winner, and all of the other participants. We also recognized several past Business Women of the Year recipients in attendance and presented a certificate of appreciation to NM Representative Brian Egolf for sponsoring the Fair Pay for Women Act which was signed into law by Governor Susanna Martinez last year. PBWNM was also honored that U.S. Representative Ben Ray Lujan was able to attend and show his support for our organization. PBWNM set up a booth in January at the Chamber of Commerce Legislative Reception. This annual event is a great opportunity to reach out to potential new members and visit with our Senators and Representatives on important women's issues.
If you are not already a member, we invite you to become a member of one of our local chapters or a member at large. Membership is open to all women and men who support our goals and objectives. PBW membership facilitates connections, personal growth and professional success through networking and development programs and also helps build stronger communities through our fundraising efforts to offer scholarships, outreach to support causes such as Domestic Violence Awareness and support to women veterans in transition.
I am honored to serve a second term as your President and appreciate your confidence in me to lead PBWNM. I hope that you will join me in supporting this organization and continuing our legacy of advocating for women's issues.
With Kindest Regards,
Michael Anne Antonucci
PBWNM President 2014-2015