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April 25, 2013

(Albuquerque, NM) The Certificate Program at UNM's Anderson School of Management is collaborating with Skirt Strategies to present a Women's Leadership Weekend workshop May 16-19 at Hyatt Tamaya Resort, in the first ever regional offering of its kind.

Until this year, New Mexico women wanting leadership training specifically tailored to their needs had to go out of state to find that training. That situation has changed.

This year, the University of New Mexico's Anderson School of Management began offering a certificate program for women leaders. Anderson is also collaborating with Skirt Strategies, the Albuquerque-based online resource for women in leadership, to present a first-ever offering for the region: a Women's Leadership Weekend workshop from May 16 to 19 at the Hyatt Tamaya Resort in Santa Ana, New Mexico.

"The Anderson School has been offering the highest quality career and professional programs to the business community for more than 25 years," says Education and Outreach Manager Audrey Arnold. "We've now recognized that women's leadership style is very different from that of men - it's more intuitive - and their needs are different as well. That is why we developed the new certificate program.

"We're also pleased to be collaborating with one of our instructors, Katie Snapp of Skirt Strategies, to present the Leadership Weekend workshop. It's a natural outgrowth of everything we've been doing."

"We know that Anderson's students and Skirt Strategies members love the leadership development training and advice they've been getting," Snapp says. "However, we also know that they need opportunities to practice their new skills to become the leaders they are meant to be. Therefore, we've designed both weekend workshop as both a getaway and a leadership-development experience. This weekend workshop deliberately intersperses some high-interaction learning with socializing and fun. "

"I'm excited about this weekend workshop," Arnold said. "Our attendees will experience the power of interacting with other like-minded professionals as they examine their leadership capabilities and their unique offerings as women, and discuss a meaningful career and their leadership roles within that career. They will come away with an action plan that challenges their old, unwanted patterns and breathes life into their new ones."

"Women just do things differently from men," Snapp notes. "When we unearth ambitions about where we want to go and the common barriers that we all have experienced, the discovery process offered by the weekend workshop becomes a powerful venue for growth."

For complete information about The Anderson School of Management's Women in Leadership Certificate Program, contact Arnold at 505-277-2525. To register for the women's weekend workshop, visit weekend workshop, or call Snapp at 505-280-1427.


The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit, email, or call (505) 277-6471.