November 05, 2013

Udall to Host Women's Career Success Conference in Albuquerque

Registration is Open, Space is Limited

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Office of U.S. Senator Tom Udall is hosting a Women's Career Success Conference with the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14. 

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, or by calling Udall's Albuquerque office at (505) 346-6791. The conference will be held at the Hispano Chamber of Commerce building located at 1309 4th St SW in Albuquerque.

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. Additional sessions will also be available to help participants hone their computer skills. Attendees interested in applying for a job with the federal government can participate in a session on navigating employment through

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, and utilizing local resources, such as a community commercial kitchen to start a food production business.

The Women's Career Success Conference is hosted by Sen. Udall and the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, with special thanks to the U.S. Small Business Administration, the USDA Rural Development Office, the South Valley Economic Development Center, The Loan Fund, and WESST.

This is the second women's career success conference hosted by Udall. More than 60 women participated last year.