Women Entrepreneurs Mean Business

Women’s Entrepreneurship
Virtual Conference


Empowered Connections

  • Connect with others
  • Connect with resources
  • Connect with yourself


July 7 & 8, 2021

Make Empowered Connections with 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.

You’ll also make connections to resources, mentors, and opportunities.

Come join us and connect with these trailblazing ladies and learn how you can empower women entrepreneurs.


Join us for this conference filled with powerhouse speakers, tactical training, purposeful networking, mic-drop moments, mentor power hours, 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 with 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 opportunities 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: Marisol Alarcon with Laboratira


Let’s Get This Started

Learn from women who have gone before you how to get started with your new business! In this session, we will discuss when is the right time to take the leap, and how do you manage it all. Learn how to navigate the path to launch your business.

She Works Hard for Her Money

This session will explore the ins and outs of funding and strategies you can use to overcome barriers. Learn from industry leaders how to prepare and position yourself to put your best foot forward with funders. Explore funding options and methods that match your business model and business needs.

Say My Name, Say My Name

Getting your business name on everyone’s lips is an entrepreneur’s dream. Learn strategies from these powerhouse women on building brand identity, collaborations and resources to craft your messaging and authentic aesthetic.

It Takes Two

Having a strong team is the fastest way to succeed in your business goals! This session explores the intricacies of partnerships, finding a good co-founder and strategies for sharing the load. Learn from these strong teams what it takes to succeed.


Virtual Mixer

We’ve assembled a team of experts in various areas – money, intellectual property, and scaling, among others – to offer personalized advice and answers to your most pressing business challenges. Join the Networking Tables to match with small groups and share business insights.


Workshop 1: Digital Marketing

Connect with your customers online and digital marketing strategy to thrive in the virtual market place. We’ve got tricks for growing audience, as well as tracking what works!

Workshop 2: Tech Tricks

Time to work smarter not harder: we’ve got the tech tips to help you achieve your goals. Streamlining and automating processes has never been easier and we’ve got the knowhow to get you there!

Workshop 3: Power of Presence

Be bold and claim your space. This session will explore the inherent power of being a women and practice commanding your presence as a fierce women entrepreneur.

Workshop 4: Diversity & Inclusion

Some say it’s a man’s world, but we’re here to demonstrate the value of diversity and inclusion. Learn how to navigate systems and advocate for greater opportunities for women and individuals of diverse backgrounds.

Go Forth & Conquer

Anita Maxwell Skipper shares strategy for designing your empowered entrepreneurial world.

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 Kristin Morehead kmorehea@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? Get In Touch with the contact form above!

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