Connect for Success

May 19, 2022
In Person Networking Event
5:30 to 7:30 pm MT

4th Event - Women In Business Series
SCORE Santa Fe & Northern New Mexico

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Women In Business

Interested in expanding your business relationships? Join us for the fourth event in the SCORE Women In Business conference series. Connect for Success is a networking opportunity for you to meet other small business owners and entrepreneurs person to person.

Local community leaders offer advice to help you grow your business and tips on how to effectively network and develop your elevator pitch during the “Speed Networking” session.

The two-hour event sponsored by Del Norte Credit Union and SCORE Santa Fe & Northern New Mexico gives you the opportunity to meet and mingle after two years of virtual events.

Enjoy light refreshments, while practicing networking tips and developing your pitch with peers and new acquaintances in the Ballroom of the Scottish Rite Masonic Center. 

Thursday, May 19th

In-Person Networking Event

Scottish Rite Masonic Center
463 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe
5:30 to 7:30 pm MT

General Admission: $20. per person
SCORE Clients: $15. per person

Purchase Tickets Here

COVID Policy: Attendees are asked to provide proof of full vaccination or the results of a negative Covid test take within the previous 72 hours to gain admittance.


This evening, dedicated to connecting, is divided into three sections:

Section One: The evening begins with an icebreaker designed to create introductions and interactions. Find the answer to 10 questions about the others in the room and be entered into a door prize drawing.

Section Two: During the ‘Speed Networking’ hour, you join one of 6 groups rotating to each community leader’s permanent station. Your group spends between 8-10 minutes at a station, finding out how each organization or business can support your business before rotating on to the next station. Also, gain a valuable networking and elevator pitch tip from each community leader.

Section Three: You are invited to spend the remainder of the time networking and putting into practice what you’ve learned during the evening while enjoying light hors d’ oeuvres and a tasty virgin cocktail.


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Bette Bradbury, Regional Director of New Mexico, WESST

Before coming to WESST in 1992, Bette spent over 18 years in advertising and marketing with national companies, serving as Senior Marketing Executive for Kay Jewelers, B Dalton Booksellers and Henry Birks Jewelers. Bette is the author of WESST’s award-winning Perfect Pitch™ curriculum. Bette boasts particular pride in transitioning professional skills from the for-profit world to the non-profit world.

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Liz Camacho, Economic Development & Communications Administrator, City of Santa Fe

Liz joined Santa Fe’s Office of Economic Development in 2018. Prior to her life as a public servant, she spent over a decade as a communication strategist. She helped connect brands to culture through a variety of projects such as Nissan, Absolut, Dove Chocolate, Nivea, and Emergen-C in places like Europe, Russia, the US, and Latin America. Over the last five years, she has used her market research, communication, and moderating skills to better understand and articulate residents’ and businesses’ vision for Santa Fe. She has helped on projects such as Midtown, the Food Sector, and strengthening the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem. If you have a curious mind, an empathetic heart, and can make sense of data, Economic Development is the place for you.

Debbie Collins

Debbie Collins, Assistant Director, SBDC

Debbie is a Certified Business Advisor at the Santa Fe Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Debbie joined the SBDC in 2006 following five years as Program Manager at the Santa Fe Business Incubator. With a 20-year career in commercial banking and SBA lending in Southern California, she came well prepared to work with small businesses in New Mexico. Debbie specializes in budgeting, loan proposal packages, record keeping, banking, and financing as well as long term mentoring. Although not formally trained in HR, marketing, layout, and graphic design, she does have real world experience in these areas.

Sayuri Yamada

Sayuri Yamada, Past Chair, Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce

Sayuri, Executive Director of Government and Public Affairs for PNM, is responsible for government affairs, corporate social responsibility, PNM Resources Foundation, community relations and stakeholder engagement. As a policy strategist, her efforts have resulted in major legislative impact. Most recently, she helped lead the utility’s paradigm shift into clean energy. Ms. Yamada currently serves as a board member of Anchorum St. Vincent, CHRISTUS St. Vincent Hospital, New Mexico Chamber of Commerce, and University of Idaho Energy Executive Course. She is the past chair of the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce and the New Mexico Chamber of Commerce and past board member of the Santa Fe Preparatory School.

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Lea Ann Knight, CFP®, Managing Partner, Financial Planning for Better Money Decisions (B$D)

With her background in investing and financial planning, Lea Ann enjoys working closely with clients to design and implement customized financial plans. Over the past 30 years Lea Ann has helped women navigate change. Marriage, divorce, widowhood or retirement can have a profound financial and personal effect on one’s life. Understanding the whole picture, not just the investment portfolio, is why she is passionate about working with others.

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Jodi Morris, Founder & CEO, Connecting Growth Globally

Jodi’s passion is connecting people and ideas across the U.S. and globally. Jodi curates and leads CGG Experiences to push us to think more purposefully. As a Success Coach, she helps individuals hone their stories. She’s an advisor to impactful companies and an investor, writer and speaker. Previously, Jodi spent 22 years in investment management, leading strategic U.S. business initiatives at a start-up, JPMorgan and Matthews Asia, raising billions in innovative investment strategies from institutional investors.

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 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 workshops and webinars sponsored by SCORE Santa Fe & Northern New Mexico.

Many Thanks to:

Platinum Sponsor

Del Norte Credit Union

SCORE Santa Fe & Northern New Mexico
Women In Business Conference Committee

Kim White - Chair

Cheryl Ancell

Franziska Neumann

Joanne Pratt

Janet Monroe