NAWBO February lunch meeting - Albuquerque

Embassy Suites Hotel, Albuquerque

1000 Woodward Place NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102

New Mexico is ranked as one of the top ten most racially/ethnically diverse states in the U.S. Of its sparsely populated 2 million+ inhabitants (about 16.5 people per square mile), approximately 48% are Hispanic or Latino in origin, 37% are White/Non Latino, 10% are Native American, 2.5% are Black or African American and 1.7% are Asian, with other races making up the rest of the population.


These groups have deep, rich histories and cultural traditions in New Mexico, which impact preferred styles for building relationship and doing business. How can we best understand and honor this diversity, to build strong relationships with grace and respect, to succeed optimally in our businesses?


In this program, a diverse panel of New Mexico women business leaders will offer insights into this topic, and offer tips for you to enhance your effectiveness in 2019.


Our panelists will be:


Malini Hoover

CEO, Advanced Optical Technologies

Advanced Optical Technologies is an Albuquerque-based company that provides next-generation solutions in physical optics, encompassing polarimetry, diffractive rendering, scatterometry, and photonic materials. Malini is also the President of the Professional Aerospace Contracting Assn.


Stephine Poston

President & CEO, Poston and Associates

Stephine was named Native American Business Owner of the year in 2017 by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development. Poston and Associates is a communications and marketing firm in Albuquerque.


Diane Villegas

Owner, Big Picture Marketing Strategies

Diane Villegas is a native of New Mexico and has built a career in marketing and communications including leadership positions as Regional Director of Marketing with Comcast and Vice-President at the REELZ Channel. Big Picture Marketing Strategies is a marketing consulting agency.


Wednesday, 20 February, 2019




Members $25, guests $30

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