Nonprofit aims to help women succeed in business

Morgan Aguilar
October 17, 2017 05:58 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A new nonprofit in Albuquerque is all about bringing women together to help other women succeed.


Lauren Rodriguez and Danielle Ebaugh co-founded Women Rise ABQ after seeing a need for a more inclusive networking group in the Duke City.

"A lot of them are tied to a certain sector or certain industry," Ebaugh said. "You have a business women's group and a nursing women's group and, you know, you have these different groups. But none of them are really for all women."

In the business world, women often have different questions than men.

"How do we climb that ladder? Can we ask for that promotion? How do we do it?" Rodriguez said.

Both women have jobs they love in the city they love, and they want to help more women thrive in Albuquerque.

"I think for women for some reason there's kind of this stigma that we're against each other, you know, we don't come together as easily as men," Rodriguez said.

With Women Rise ABQ, Rodriguez and Ebaugh plan on having members volunteer together once a month. They already have a speaker series where they invite women thriving in a specific industry to talk about their experience.

"There's women out there who do amazing things that you don't know about," Rodriguez said.

They invite anyone who supports their mission to become a member, but they are especially reaching out to Generation X and Millennials.

"We're trying to put all the stereotypes against millennials and put them in a positive light because we do help cities progress financially and socially," Rodriguez said.

Click here to see a calendar of their events and sign up to become a member.

“We're just kind of saying 'Hey, we want to start this great new thing, we have a new initiative for Albuquerque, help us start it up,'" Ebaugh said.


Morgan Aguilar

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