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Shelly Branscom featured in ABQ Business First; CREW-NM program helps 20 transition into area workforce

Under the radar this summer, the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) New Mexico chapter embarked on an inaugural outreach project.

But while it wasn’t meant to be a big splash, members say it had a big effect on them and Crossroads for Women, which partnered with CREW for a half-day vocational workshop for Crossroads clients. The workshop provided mock job interviews and other training to prepare clients to enter the workforce. In addition, CREW outfitted the women with new business attire for those future job interviews.

Shelly Branscom, an advisor at NAI Maestas & Ward and a CREW director, said 20 women were mentored by 18 CREW members during the half-day session.
Crossroads is an Albuquerque program that assists homeless women with reoccurring addictive and mental health disorders to transition them into the community and the workforce.

CREW launched its first mentoring-protegee program this year to match many of its almost 100 members with young people who are interested in commercial real estate careers.
The group’s next member meeting is October 8 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Albuquerque Marriott located at 2101 Louisiana Blvd. NE. Jean Bernstein, Flying Star Cafe and Satellite Coffee founder and CEO, is scheduled to be the guest speaker

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