We seek to empower women by teaching, mentoring, example, sharing  and partnership. Networking is a core component and major benefit.

The IWF-NM is a rich combination of professional perspectives and personal comraderie. Members are all current or retired management-level leaders in a variety of fields, and freely exchange industry experience and perspectives — framed by the uniquely female qualities of friendship, candor and loyalty.

Our organization is led by an annually-elected Board of Directors consisting of a President, President-elect, Vice-president, Treasurer and a Member-at-Large. This group functions as the Executive Committee, which sets policies, analyzes organizational issues and makes recommendations to the general membership for concurrence and/or votes at each quarterly meeting.

We get work done via smaller, dedicated committees, which rotate annually and provide another enjoyable venue to get to know other members and profit from new perspectives and expertise.

We set up Ad Hoc committees to meet occasional specific needs. Permanent committees include membership, program, planning, by-laws, etc.

Our diverse backgrounds give us a wide range of cultural, religious, occupational and political philosophies, in which we freely share and educate one another.  We are married, divorced, widowed, partnered, parents or non, and we help each other survive all of the above.

We are friends and partners interested in expanding our horizons and working together to make New Mexico a better place through our input and leadership. Freedom of thought and expression are encouraged--making us a true Forum and incubator of ideas and visions.  We work hard and play hard, celebrate our successes and learn from our mistakes.

Joining IWF-NM is by invitation only.  Potential members must be recommended by a current member in good standing, as well as co-sponsored by an additional member.

Nomination requirements are:

  1. To be a woman of achievement who has excelled in her field and is recognized by her peers as a leader
  2. To be a woman recognized statewide, nationally or internationally through her industry or through her involvement in extracurricular activities
  3. To be a recognized leader in her community, and who has expressed an interest in participating in the IWF-NM by advancing our mission
  4. To be a woman willing and able to abide by the rules of the Forum regarding attendance and dues, and adhere to the by-laws.

Statewide members are very diverse — ranging in age from 30 to 90, come from a myriad of industries, economic backgrounds, education levels, ethnic groups and geographic areas.

Local membership qualifies us for international participation.

The organization is open to new members only by transfer from other IWF affiliates  or by invitation. More information on the International Women's Forum - New Mexico please contact us: . IWF can be reached at www.iwforum.org