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  • “NAWBO is a great organization for women entrepreneurs that provides an outlet for women business owners across the country to share their creativity an inspire and support each other in their pursuits.”

    Katrina Markoff

    Founder, CEO and Chocolatier of Vosges Haut Chocolat and Wild Ophelia

  • "I am fortunate to be a woman in America who was given the opportunity to achieve her dream. I want women everywhere to have that same opportunity and am pleased to work with the NAWBO Institute for Entrepreneurial Development to increase opportunities for women entrepreneurs."

    Sara Blakely

    Spanx founder and head of The Sara Blakely Foundation

  • "...We worked hard to position the emergence of women business owners as a growing segment of the women's movement and to develop the organizational base and structural guidelines for a national association. "

    Susan Hager

    Founding NAWBO National President

2019 - 2020 NAWBO NM Board of Directors

President: Krista Martinez
Krista M Consulting LLC

President Elect: vacant

Immediate Past President: DJ Heckes

Secretary: Sue Gray
Sandia's Treasures

Treasurer: Estela Oms
Tally Up Accounting Services, LLC

Communications Director: Rikki Quintana
HoonArts Fair Trade LLC

Economic Development (Corporate Partners) Director: Dena Crain
Menicucci Insurance Agency

Education & Leadership (Programs) Director: Amanda Davis
Business Solutions by Design, LLC

Membership Director: Melissa McCurly
Melissa McCurly Real Estate

Public Policy Director: Susie Marbury
Checks & Balances for You LLC

COMMITTEES - Get Involved!

We provide a variety of opportunities for members to participate in our chapter life and encourage their active involvement in our committees. Our primary goals are to enable members to improve their leadership skills by applying their unique talents and interests to serve our members.

All chapter members are welcome and encouraged to get involved. No matter how much time you have to devote, we can find something that will match your interests. Whether it’s an hour a month or assistance with a specific program or event, your help will be appreciated and acknowledged. And best of all, you and your business will benefit from the new contacts you make both within and outside NAWBO.


The Communications Committee is responsible for the chapter's Constant Contact announcements, the Chapter Website, and Public Relations, including press releases, NAWBO presence at non-NAWBO events and works with graphic designers on promotional displays, brochures, and other advertising and marketing.

Economic Development (Corporate Partners)

This is a multi-focused committee. One area is fundraising for the chapter through Corporate Partners. The other focus is Procurement (matching women businesses with major corporate and government contracts) and Capital (matching women-owned businesses with sources of capital to help them grow).

Education & Leadership (Programs)

The Education & Leadership Committee is responsible for Monthly Programs, Education, and Facilities, which includes coordinating our monthly meeting location, arranges for any needed equipment and the menu.


The Finance Committee develops and implements the chapter’s financial policies and procedures. Members with or without a financial background and those who want to learn about the financial world are welcome. Finance Committee members are the friendly faces members and guests see when they check in for the monthly meetings.


The Membership Committee recruits and mentors new members, maintains contact to assess their satisfaction with NAWBO, answers questions that members may have about their membership and welcomes members at all activities. It also coordinates the Member Appreciation and New Member Orientation events.

Public Policy

- Liason to the NAWBO Public Action Committee (PAC)
- Organizer of the annual Speak Out where NAWBO members talk and legislators listen
- Educational and Influential - we inform members on the public policy issues at the national and state levels and foster change for women owned businesses.
- Join the Public Policy committee and help mold the small business climate in the state and in the nation. Breakfast meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month.

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