Handing Out Awards to Women: How it Fosters Success

This past Thursday morning a sold-out crowd gathered inside of Albuquerque’s Balloon Museum at 7 a.m., not for an early morning hot air balloon launch, but to celebrate fifty nominees and honor the finalists and winners. The nominees – mostly women, but some men – were being recognized for their contributions as humanitarians, leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, and asContinue reading “Handing Out Awards to Women: How it Fosters Success”

Is The Story of Your Life Holding You Back?

We all have stories. You probably know your own by heart – those few rehearsed sentences that explain how you’ve ended up where you are in life. We hone our answers a bit every time, and after a while, we begin to believe that the version we share with others is the real truth about our journey. ButContinue reading “Is The Story of Your Life Holding You Back?”

How We Gain Self-Respect

How many of you remember your first school crush? I remember mine. I waited for the tiniest glimpse of him in the hall on our way to lunch, and at the end of the day, I hurried out front just in case he didn’t ride the bus and I might have a chance to seeContinue reading “How We Gain Self-Respect”

Finding My Wings: How I Learned to Lead

It is odd when epiphanies come. Mine happened while I was standing on a busy New York City street corner with my husband as taxis sped by and sirens wailed somewhere nearby. My roots are in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and I absolutely love living there. So for me, this sense of belonging, of coming home,Continue reading “Finding My Wings: How I Learned to Lead”

Jessica Eaves Mathews: Watch New Mexico Rise

Jessica Eaves Mathews     Of all the individuals, organizations and companies inspiring us to watch New Mexico rise, Jessica Eaves Mathews – who actually coined the phrase and hashtag #watchNMrise – is right up at the top. I first met Jessica at the Santa Fe Business Incubator for the launch of New Mexico’s first Startup Weekend. It was aContinue reading “Jessica Eaves Mathews: Watch New Mexico Rise”