WESST In the News

Go Latinas: Women owned businesses tell their story, inspire other women

The idea behind the event is to really show not just Hispanic women, but all women, that it’s possible to start a business and take the steps forward to do so.

Sara Lynn Osusky named WESST’s Rio Rancho Regional Program Coordinator

WESST is happy to welcome Sara to the WESST family!

Five-week class for aspiring women entrepreneurs offered through WESST

A free, five-week class beginning in early June will offer aspiring women entrepreneurs the chance to learn the fundamentals of starting a business.

WESST Continuing COVID Recovery Services

New Mexico's Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses face an uncertain future

WESST director looking to build connections in region

As a new regional director for WESST, an organization that aims to support entrepreneurs, Rhonda Gilliam-Smith said she draws on her past career of 25 years as a pipefitter.

Embracing ‘Color Theory’: Groups unite to promote underserved communities

Color Theory originally emerged from efforts by WESST, the South Valley development center and Encuentro to improve access to resources for underserved communities through cross coordination. They integrated their online networks so that clients working with one group could also tap into programs and services offered by the other organizations.

Seminars offer free website building for small businesses

WESST, a nonprofit founded 30 years ago in New Mexico, is partnering with Go Daddy to host “Empower,” a series of six free classes on website programming and development, said WESST Regional Manager Humberto Hijar of Las Cruces.

Food truck boot camp open to all, but aims to attract more businesswomen

'Boot camp' targeted at female entrepreneurs

Business nonprofit opens Hobbs location

“Southeastern New Mexico is filled with potential and existing resilient businesses, and through WESST, we will be able to facilitate continued real growth,” said Mara Salcido, WESST Hobbs business consultant and trainer.

Woman to Woman

Relationships are built on a foundation of trust, which can take time to establish. But women often find common ground with each other quickly said Margarita Guarin - WESST Albuquerque Regional Manager.