Women Rising:

The Power of Grit & Grace

September 23rd, 2020

Coming to you via ZOOM - 9:30am Mountain Time

2nd Annual Women in Business Conference
SCORE Santa Fe & Northern New Mexico




Buy your ticket now! $10



The Power of Grit & Grace

“Any time women come together with a collective intention, it's a powerful thing. Magic happens.” - Phylicia Rashad

Did you know that over half of the businesses in New Mexico are owned by women?

Across our state and around this country, women-owned businesses employ nearly nine million people and generate more than $1.7 trillion in annual revenue. Women also drive significant percentages of business spending.

This is powerful...Magic is happening!


During this pandemic, women now find themselves facing extraordinary personal, psychological, emotional and economic challenges. That's why this year’s SCORE Women’s Virtual Conference is more vital than ever!

The SCORE Women’s Virtual Conference brings women entrepreneurs and business owners together with the collective intention of inspiring and supporting one another — not just to survive, but to thrive.

Women are strong. Women are resilient. Women are innovative.

And most importantly: Women know how to work together.

This is why women-owned businesses will be at the forefront of our economic revival as a state and as a nation.

We can do this!

We can do this TOGETHER!


Mountain Time
9:30am   Welcoming Remarks - Victoria Price & Bridget Weston
9:45am   Keynote - Diana Nyad
10:10am   Nia Movement- Sarah Nickerson
10:25am   Collaborations - Kimberly Kisner & Victoria Price
10:50am   Connections - Emily Garcia & Victoria Price
11:15am   Break
11:20am   Self Confidence - Mary Beth Wilkas Janke & Victoria Price
11:40am   Re-Invisioning Your Elevator Speech: Rooted & Grounded in Love - Pamela Thompson & Victoria Price
Noon   Four Breakout Rooms: Collaboration, Confidence, Positive Attitude, Setting Goals
12:30pm   LUNCH BREAK
1:00pm   A Positive Attitude - Paula & Guadalupe Goler with Victoria Price
1:30pm   Setting Realistic Goals - Lynne Zappone
1:55pm   Yoga Movement - Sara Easterson-Bond
2:05pm   Connections - Jane Pinto
2:30pm   Collaborations - Cecile Lipworth & Victoria Price
2:50pm   Break
2:55pm   You are as Open & Strong as You Choose: Weaving an Evolution! - Marsie Silvestro
3:20pm   Celebrate this day! - Victoria Price
3:30pm   Breakout Rooms: Collaboration, Confidence, Positive Attitude, Setting Goals



Emcee: Victoria Price

As an inspirational speaker, author, blogger, consultant, coach and interspiritual minister, Victoria Price encourages each of us to co-create a Legacy of Love through heart-centered practice that can heal our planet.

Along with writing her popular blog, Daily Practice of Joy, Victoria is the author of three books — her 2018 inspirational memoir, The Way of Being Lost: A Road Trip to My Truest Self; the critically-acclaimed Vincent Price: A Daughter’s Biography, and her latest book — Living Love: 12 Heart-Centered Practices to Transform Your Life.

In 2016, after living in New Mexico for 25 years,Victoria began a nomadic life. Over four years later, she still chooses to remain “intentionally home-free” as her core heart-centered practice. She lives on the road with her beloved dog Allie. victoriaprice.com



Bridget Weston, CEO The SCORE Association

Bridget Weston is CEO of the SCORE Association, which provides free mentoring and education to current and aspiring small business owners through its network of 10,000 volunteers. A respected thought leader in the small business landscape, Ms. Weston has testified before the House Small Business Committee and appeared on MSNBC. Ms. Weston earned her MBA from Temple University and a BS in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. score.org


Keynote Speaker: Diana Nyad

25 million people worldwide rooted for Diana Nyad as she reached the Florida shore, at long last achieving her 35-year-old quest of becoming the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida. Speaking the words “Never Ever Give Up” to the wildly cheering crowd on a Key West beach on September 2, 2013, Diana demonstrated to the world the power of the human spirit. Diana’s amazing record: 110.86 miles in 52 hours, 54 minutes, 18 seconds.

A prominent sports journalist, filing over thirty years for National Public Radio, The New York Times and others, Diana has earned her place as one of our compelling storytellers. Her memoir, Find a Way, has earned worldwide praise. Her groundbreaking OpEd piece on her childhood sexual abuse for The New York Times drew a passionate response from around the world. diananyad.com


Nia Movement: Sarah Nickerson

A First-Degree Black Belt Nia Instructor committed to helping others to live their fullest life through Nia. Throughout her childhood and early adulthood, Sarah was labeled morbidly obese and was never considered a dancer or athlete. Nia has helped erase the labels that no longer define her. Sarah uses her passion for healing through movement to help as many as people as possible. Sarah is a professional singer and empowers others who move with her to find their own voice through Nia. www.studioniasantafe.com


Speaker: Kimberly Kisner

An innovative and creative professional with over 20 years of communications, marketing and change management experience, Kimberly is a Senior Change Manager at Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG), a blogger, a self-published author of the book Laid Off But Not Laid Out- Tips for Surviving a Layoff and the owner of her own home-based travel business with PlanNet Marketing. https://www.laidoffbutnotlaidout10.com/


Speaker: Emily Garcia

A Santa Fe, New Mexico-based real estate broker, Emily was widowed at age 35 and was faced with finding a way to support herself and her young son. Emily quickly mastered the art of collaboration and connecting, and within 2 years, she was a top broker. Her driving philosophy is to assist people in building a new life. http://www.emilygarcia.com/


Speaker: Mary Beth Wilkas Janke

Dr. Mary Beth Wilkas Janke—a former US Secret Service Agent who is now a forensic and clinical psychologist—has traveled an extraordinary path as one of a small minority of women (9%) in the Secret Service in the early 1990s, and was the only female to ever officially protect a foreign president outside of the United States. She has gathered valuable insights into the level-headedness, self-confidence, and mental and physical toughness required to succeed in life. https://MaryBethWilkas.com


Speaker: Pam Thurman

Pamela Jumper Thurman withdrew from the conference due to health issues.


Speaker: Pamela Thompson

Pamela is a certified Life Coach and a Tapping (EFT) practitioner. She is the Founder and Executive Director of The Life Monologue Project, a non-profit organization that empowered people with cancer and HIV/AIDS to stand up and tell their stories. Pamela is the editor of the book, The Cancer Monologue Project which O, Oprah’s Magazine applauded as “a necessity and a gift." www.secondarrowcoaching.com


Speakers: Paula & Guadalupe Goler

Guadalupe Goler made a name for herself in Santa Fe as one of the premiere shoe retailers in the city. Goler gained an appreciation for shoes as a young woman working in her grandfather's shoe factory in Mexico. For over 25 years now she has been sharing that appreciation with others through her retail store. Goler's daughter, Paula who has been an integral part of the business for 20 years, believes that there is more to the business than just finding the right size. https://www.golershoes.com/


Speaker: Lynne Zappone

Principal of The Zappone Group, LLC, Lynne specializes in executive coaching, leadership development, and business transformation. She leverages her experience and authentic leadership style to build trust, strengthen business performance and create engaging cultures. Lynne was the first Chief People Officer featured on the hit CBS show, Undercover Boss.


Yoga Movement: Sara Easterson-Bond

Sara Easterson-Bond, M.F.A is a life-long New Mexican with a background in studio art. Before becoming a full time Yoga teacher, Sara spent 15 years as Managing Partner of WoodMetalConcrete Architecture with architect/husband Tom Easterson-Bond. A Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and former Co-Director of YogaSource-Santa Fe, Sara has taught classes, workshops and retreats since 2014. Sara’s teaching focuses on bringing strength, stability and humor to the practice of Yoga, both on and off the mat. "Cultivating Joy" is her personal mantra. www.EverJoyfulYoga.com


Speaker: Jane Pinto

Jane Pinto dedicates her life to creating mission-based companies and work cultures rooted in love and care. As the Founder and Visionary of First Crop, a hemp company based in Santa Fe, Jane assembled a creative team with local farmers to execute their mission of healing people and planet...one seed, one soul...one regenerative act at a time. https://www.firstcrop.com/contact-us/


Speaker: Cecile Lipworth

Cecile Lipworth is the Founder of Ripple Catalyst Studio. She is a passionate change-maker, recognized as a leader and catalyst in movement building, supporting social change on a global scale. She is the host of the weekly feminist radio show, Brave Space and consults with state-wide and international women-led organizations harnessing her expertise in movement building, event producing, fundraising, marketing and communications to amplify women’s voices and promote their leadership, work and action. https://www.ripplecatalyststudio.com/


Speaker: Marsie Silvestro

Marsie Silvestro is an internationally known author, composer, artist, motivational speaker, counselor and business/non-profit consultant. Marsie has received both local and national awards for her years of working with women, social justice, business and politics. Recognized as an inspirational motivational speaker, she is also a facilitator of leadership and public speaking workshops, and a business coach. marsiemoon@earthlink.net


Your Success is Our Success

If you’re starting, selling or buying a new business, founding a nonprofit, or want to take your venture to the next level, you don’t have to go it alone. SCORE Santa Fe & Northern New Mexico can provide information and tools to help you build and sustain your organization. Please visit the Homepage of the SCORE website and sign up today!

What is SCORE - We are a nonprofit resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration. We provide a wide range of products and services to Santa Fe’s small business entrepreneurs and not-for-profit organizations. These include FREE and confidential mentoring, as well as free seminars and workshops sponsored by the Santa Fe Economic Development Department. We’re also partners with the Santa Fe Community Foundation.

Many Thanks to:

FZK Franziska - Logo Design, Website, Social Media

Brian Snook - Directed Images - Zoom Administrator

Ellen Winsor - Speakers Slides

Collected Works - Reading List

SCORE Santa Fe & Northern New Mexico Women’s Virtual Conference Committee:

Kim White - Chair

Cheryl Ancell

Zella Cox

Eileen Reinders

Mariah Sacoman