Women Entrepreneurs Mean Business

Women Entrepreneurship
Virtual Conference


This year’s theme is all about connections –

  • Connecting with others
  • Connecting with resources
  • Connecting with yourself.

We challenge you to BE THE LINK for women entrepreneurs and make a connection.


July 17, 2020

Be the Link for Women Entrepreneurs

Women Entrepreneurs (WE) Mean Business brings together thought-leaders and change-makers to share their stories, strategies, and transformational wisdom with entrepreneurial women.

However, these women still find themselves in need of connections to resources, mentors, and opportunities.

Come join us and connect with these trailblazing ladies and learn how you can be the link for women entrepreneurs.


Join us for this conference filled with powerhouse speakers, tactical training, purposeful networking, mic drop moments, mentor power hours, delicious food and all the things you have come to know and love from WE Mean Business. 

Mainstage Talks

During Mainstage Talks, innovative business-minded speakers will share best practices for making ideas reality and take questions in an interactive setting.  Get fired up to make things happen during talks from leading local and regional entrepreneurs.

Breakout Sessions

Explore new ideas and methodologies around leadership, teamwork, funding, productivity, and more. Speakers offer practical, real-world insights on how you can put your ideas into action.

Network Mixer

The networking mixer provides the opportunity for you to connect with local entrepreneurs, pick their brains, forge new partnerships, discover mentors, and expand your client base. The Networking Mixer is open to all participants and local entrepreneurs and business owners.  This event is preceded by a crash course in speed networking—a whirlwind 3-minute opportunity to share your idea and forge connections.

Tools & Resources

Walk away with the knowledge, tools and resources that leverage strengths, magnify outcomes and grow your business.

Keynote Firestarter

Women in the World: A Status Report


Finding Your Funding

Learn from women who have gone before you, on different funding options for business and how to make the right match for your business model. We will discuss crowd funding, small business loans, friends and family fundraising, and venture capital. Learn how to navigate these waters and make the best money move for your business.


Bestselling authors, social media influencers, graphic designers, photographers, marketers, consultants, coaches, coders, craftswomen, and other one-woman shows share what it takes to ‘succeed’.


Consulting Corner

We’ve assembled a team of experts in various areas – money, global, intellectual property, and scaling, among others – to offer personalized advice and answers to your most pressing business challenges. Visit the Zoom links to join each meeting.


Workshop 1: Business Breakthrough

key lesson in business ownership is knowing where your business is in its lifecycle, whether it’s just starting to turn a great idea into a viable business, maintaining an edge as an established company or taking a mature business to the next level. This workshop will help you identify what steps to take and mistakes to avoid as you launch or grow your venture.

Workshop 2: Bossy Pants

Insights on how we communicate, the power of language, word choice, non-verbal communication, and how we can use communication to be better negotiators.

Workshop 3: Make a Splash

How to build a brand, market and create a culture that customers love.

Workshop 4: Land the Deal

Pitch for profit, raise capital, and secure deals.

Go Forth & Conquer

Rachel Olney outlines crucial steps and tools for navigating the entrepreneurial world.

Past Sponsors and Partners

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Questions? Answers!

Who should attend WE Mean Business?
WEMB is designed to educate and inspire women business owners in all industries who want to start or grow a bigger business, be more profitable, and have direct access to experienced women entrepreneurs who have been in their shoes and pushed beyond.

What if my business is still in the start-up phase?
First, congratulations for thinking BIG from the start! WEMB is for women who feel driven to grow a successful company and promises to serve golden nuggets to all attendees including start-ups, seasoned, and seven-figure entrepreneurs.  

Are men welcome?
Men are welcome and encouraged to attend the entire event. 

How about children?
Entrepreneurial-minded girls 13 years or older are welcome.

Can I register at the door?
Sorry, no. Registration must be placed in advance
so we can be ready for you!  

If I can’t make it, is my registration transferable?
Yes, please just send us an email 48 prior to the event so we can note our records.

I am with the media and would like to do a story. Who should I contact?
Thanks in advance! Please contact our Media Director:
Amanda Bradford at ambradfo@ad.nmsu.edu. 

Get In Touch

NMSU is an equal opportunity institution. For disability accommodation, please contact Arrowhead Center, (575) 646-6120, arrowheadcenter@nmsu.edu

This event is an initiative of, and funded in part by,
the Foster Innovation Exchange

Our sponsors make WE Mean Business Possible

Interested in becoming a sponsor?


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