Our CSVANW Executive Director, Deleana OtherBull, was recently selected by our US Senator Tom Udall as one of three women chosen to be highlighted for this year’s New Mexico’s Women of Success Conference in Santa Fe, NM. Deleana spoke passionately about what it means to advocate for women and families in New Mexico’s workforce through policy, advocacy, and by bringing awareness to and highlighting the challenges young women face when they balance family with leadership positions. Deleana is a fierce advocate for women, families and community-led social change.
Teamed up with WESST, a statewide economic development organization based in New Mexico that helps people start and grwo their own businesses, and U.S Senator Tom Udall, the 2016 Women’s Career Success Conference in Santa Fe aimed to provide women leaders with new tools and skills to further their career goals, and in turn, strengthen the economy through elevating women into success. As entrepreneurs and nearly half of the workforce, women are the backbone to the economy. Women own nearly 40 percent of New Mexico’s businesses, and these businesses contribute more than $8 billion annually to the state’s economy.