Listening & Learning Tour Past Event: Farmington 2024

In March 2024 , a Listening & Learning Tour event was held in Farmington, New Mexico at San Juan College. The event was focused on economic security for women, which was determined to be one of the top four issues affecting women in our state. This information came from the previous Listening & Learning Tour in 2021 and was also selected in response to the economic and work challenges women faced during the pandemic.


  • Songtree Pioche, New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women, Commissioner
  • Dawn Facka, Women’s Economic Self-Sufficiency Team (WESST), Regional Manager
  • Sally Yabeny, Navajo Regional Business Office
  • Tracee Loughran, Department of Workforce Solutions
  • Carmen Martinez, Farmington Small Business Development Center, Director
  • Jamie Church, Farmington Chamber of Commerce
  • Linda Rodgers, Farmington City Councilor


At the event, a panel discussion with local women business owners focused on how to start, market, and run a successful small business.

Farmington Entrepreneurship Panel Speakers- Click on each name to explore their business!


NMCSW collaborated with local and state political officials, Small Business Development Center personnel, and the team at SJC.  The goal of this collaboration was to provide women with an ongoing group of local resources to draw from in the future, as well as to establish connections in this region of the state.