Listening & Learning Tour Past Event: Silver City 2023

In December 2023, a Listening & Learning Tour event was held in Silver City, New Mexico, at the Western New Mexico University (WNMU).  This year’s tour theme focused on women’s economic security. 


  • Gabby Begay, NMCSW Silver City Commissioner
  • Senator Siah Correa Hemphill
  • Dr. Patricia West-Okiri, Western New Mexico University Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs
  • Abri Gamez, CO.STARTERS
  • Kalah Carrasco, Grant County Community Partnership for Children
  • Mark Spears, Silver City Small Business Development Center, Director
  • Jenifer Raphael Getz, New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women, Executive Director 


At the event, a panel discussion with local women business owners offered insights into entrepreneurship. 

Silver City Entrepreneurship Panel Speakers- Click each name to explore their business!


NMCSW was proud to partner with WNMU and the Silver City Small Business Development Center for this event. 

View Resources Shared at the Event