By SFPBW member and guest blogger Karen Bomm
In alignment with the mission the Professional Business Women of New Mexico which supports the development of women, it is important to share with you their Young Professional Program. PBWNM.org likes to sponsor and spread the word on the value of young careerists.
The Young Professional Program recognizes the accomplishments of local, young, upcoming leaders while providing them the development skills and opportunities presented by local speakers currently in the workplace. To qualify as a nominee, one must be between the ages of 22 through 35 years old.
The candidates are allowed to nominate themselves or be referred by someone else. Either way, they will be judged equally and they encourage men and women to participate.
The Young Professional candidates are judged in the following areas:
- Resume and biographical information
- Interviews by the judges
- Ability to help others
- Group interaction
- Prepared speeches on specific topics
These young women and men benefit from this unique networking opportunity which offers high visibility early in their career. This program has helped develop and build professional bonds that help jump start careers early. Participants benefit by the opportunities to learn more about the issues concerning working women.
What are the requirements for participation in the Young Professional Program?
PBWNM.org requests the Young Professional nominees to meet the following criteria:
- Female, or male, resident of the Chapter they are nominated in. For example, the Santa Fe nomination must be a resident of Santa Fe County.
- Within the age of 22 to 35 years old;
- Demonstrate excellence, creativity, initiative and integrity in her/his business or profession;
- Be outstanding in scholastic work and community service;
- Employment for at least one year of full-time work experience in her/his career area.
The Santa Fe Young Professional Award Ceremony in 2016 was held on Tuesday, March 22nd at Quail Run in Santa Fe. Every winner is honored and offered official opportunities to speak at the Annual State Conference meeting with top legislative leaders from the state. Leah Chavez, Peaceful Pet Sitters, was the Santa Fe Chapter winner in 2015 handing over the baton to Jessica Montoya currently working with New Energy Economy. Both winners represented the chapter at the PBWNM.org State Conference the following month.
Would you like to nominate yourself or would you like to recommend someone else?
If your answer is yes, complete this nomination form. If you would like to participate by supporting the nominees and hear the winning announcement over dinner, set your reservations today by completing this registration form.
For more information about the next event contact your local Chapter President! Go ahead and join this powerful community online and “Like” the Facebook Page by clicking onto the link in the top right corner of the website.