Udall Hosts Women’s Career Success Conference

Sen. Tom Udall at a previous Women’s Career Success Conference held in October. Courtesy photo

STATE News:

ALBUQUERQUE – The Office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall and Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) is hosting an additional Women’s Career Success Conference at 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12. 

The Women’s Career Success Conference will bring together businesses, nonprofit organizations and federal agency officials to help women in New Mexico learn how to enhance their careers and increase their competitiveness in the job market.

Space is limited, so women interested in attending are asked to register at tomudall.senate.gov/womenssuccess, or by calling Udall’s Albuquerque office at (505) 346-6791. The conference will be held at CNM’s Workforce Training Center located at 5600 Eagle Rock Avenue NE in Albuquerque.

This is the third women’s career success conference hosted by Udall. Last month’s conference at the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce brought together more than 60 women; because of the overwhelming response, Udall’s office organized an additional conference. 

The Women’s Career Success Conference features area businesswomen and entrepreneurs sharing their stories, discussing the unique challenges they faced and offering insights on how to achieve economic empowerment. It will also offer training programs and personalized skill-building opportunities.

Participants will select from two targeted tracks – Jobs or Business. 

The Job Track will focus on helping those who are searching for employment or looking to advance in their current fields. Sessions will include one-on-on help from HR professionals on résumé and cover letter writing and interviews skills. An additional session will also be available to help participants with WorkKeys. Attendees interested in applying for a job with the federal government can participate in a session on navigating employment through USAJobs.gov.

The Business Track will offer assistance to participants interested in starting their own small business and will include discussions on how to create a business plan, secure business loans and grants, utilizing local resources, and marketing.

The Women’s Career Success Conference is hosted by Sen. Udall and Central New Mexico Community College, with special thanks to the U.S. Small Business Administration, the USDA Rural Development Office, ACCION, WESST and local employers for their participation.

 

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