Apr 27 – The Toad Imperative

MyChelle Andrews

MyChelle’s Professional Journey

By combining what she has learned in over 30 years in technology and innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit, MyChelle has started The Spectaculars a consulting, coaching and professional speaking company focusing on helping companies and individuals gain the competitive advantage.


The Toad Imperative

In today’s busy world there is never enough time to get everything done. This leads to being overwhelmed, frustrated and sometimes felling like you just want to give up. This presentation will provide you with tools to help you gain control of the mayhem in your life. You will learn how organization, prioritization and planning can help you get the important tasks completed and leave the others behind.

As a corporate leader and an entrepreneur, MyChelle Andrews shares her unique insights into business, relationships and community through her, consulting, coaching and keynote speaking. Sharing her passion, positive attitude and positive energy, MyChelle connects with her audience to inspire and motivate them to achieve the success they dream of.  As an IT professional, MyChelle has built a successful career in the male-dominated field and she especially enjoys speaking with young women on the endless possibilities of their own success.

MyChelle Andrews has been a member of ABWA’s La Luz chapter in Albuquerque, New Mexico, since November 2006. She served on the Board of Directors for ABWA and as Trustee for SBMEF from 2011 to 2013; first as District 6 Vice President then as National Secretary – Treasurer. In 2010 she was selected as one of the 2011 Top Ten Business Women in ABWA.

Mar 23 – What you own and what you don’t

Understanding Intellectual Property:
What you own and what you don’t

Under US copyright, patent, and trademark law, businesses own a range of intellectual property. Find out more about the care and feeding of your intangible assets.

Sophie Martin

Sophie Martin is an Albuquerque attorney and the co-publisher and co-editor of the Albuquerque cityblog,@dukecityfix. She holds both a J.D. and an M.B.A. from the University of New Mexico, a B.A. in Theatre from Occidental College in Los Angeles, and training in intellectual property and advertising law from the University of New Hampshire. Sophie is a 2013 recipient of the National Association of Women Lawyers’ Award, a two-time honoree on the Albuquerque Business First’s Forty Under 40 list, and the 2012-2013 Editor-in-Chief of the New Mexico Law Review.

Sophie is a past president of the UNM Women’s Law Caucus and of the New Mexico Advertising Federation and serves on the boards of Tricklock Company and Law Access New Mexico. Sophie is the former Director of Marketing & Operations for Madstone Theaters and Chief Marketing Officer for the UNM Anderson School of Management, and teaches marketing and social media, nonprofit management, and women’s leadership in the Executive MBA and professional development programs at the UNM Anderson School of Management.


Feb 23 – John J. Chavez

John Chavez Speaks with ABWAPresident of New Mexico Angels

Managing Director of New Mexico Start Up Factory LLC

Mr. Chavez currently serves at the President of New Mexico Angels; a local Angel investment group of over 60 accredited investors, which he is also an active investor. Since becoming President, the Angels have seen an increase of over 100% funding of investment deals in new companies. The Angels are now leading investment deals, rather than following venture capitals into them.

Mr. Chavez has created technology showcase forums which allow Angel technology partners, Los Alamos National Lab, Sandia National Laboratories, and the University of New Mexico, the opportunity to present technologies available for licensing to Angel members and guests.

Feb 25 Women’s Leadership Conference

Join us for a day of personal and professional growth, networking with local business women and fun!


Women's Leadership Conference, Albuquerque

  • Katie Snapp –
  • Vanessa Willis – President – American Business Women’s Association
  • Jessica Eaves Mathews, Esq. Founder and CEO Leverage Legal Group
  • Keri Stewart – CPBC Results 4 Business, Inc.

Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Cost: $40 early discount; After February 17, 2017 $50; Includes a box lunch

Ticket available at

La Luz Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association

Event Flyer 2017 | Event page | Sponsorship Flyer