Global Women's Leadership Network -  NM Sister Society Breakfast
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
8:00 - 9:00 AM 


Sheraton Uptown Hotel 
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Driving Directions 


Amy M Vigil 
Credit Union Association of New Mexico 

You are invited to a breakfast with Pamelya Herndon

The NM Sister Society spotlights Pamelya Herndon from the New Mexico House of Representatives (District 28) who will serve as our guest speaker. Ms. Herndon is a passionate champion for the underserved who will share her journey working to encourage social justice and change. 


8:00 am - Welcome and Networking Breakfast

8:05 am - Introduction and Pamelya Herndon's Journey

8:35 am - Q&A 

8:45 am - Closing remarks

Pamelya Herndon currently serves in the New Mexico House of Representatives as the strong voice for the residents of House District 28.  She also serves as the President/CEO of the KWH Law Center for Social Justice and Change, a nonprofit law center focused on providing access to justice for low and medium-income individuals with an emphasis on advocating for the rights of women, children, and families with children. Prior to opening KWH Law Center, Pamelya serve as a Senior Trial Attorney with the Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service and as a Deputy Cabinet Secretary for the New Mexico General Services Department. Pamelya is a graduate of the Howard University School of Business and the University of Texas School of Law.  She is admitted to practice law in the states of Colorado and New Mexico and before the United States Supreme Court.  Pamelya is also licensed as a Certified Public Accountant.

Pamelya is a 2019-2021 W.K. Kellogg Fellow. She serves as a member of the Board of Directors of U.S. Eagle Federal Credit Union and as First Vice President of the NAACP, Albuquerque Branch.  She also serves as a member of the Council of the Civil Rights and Social Justice Section of the American Bar Association (ABA), and as an appointed member of the ABA Commission on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Pamelya was instrumental in the establishment of a Credit Union Service Organization (CUSO) Program known as CU SAFE created to provide access to financial resources for survivors of domestic violence at reasonable rates.

Pamelya is the 2021 recipient of the Everyday Hero Award from the Office of African American Affairs, and she was awarded the Purple Ribbon Award in 2020 for her work in helping to provide financial resources for survivors of domestic violence.  In addition, Pamelya has been recognized as the Public Lawyer of the Year by the Public Law Section of the New Mexico State Bar, as the Lawyer of the Year by the Albuquerque Bar Association and she has been featured in Essence Magazine, an international publication focused on the outstanding accomplishments of African American women. Pamelya occasionally hosts community focused programs on KUNM Public Radio, 89.9.FM, a National Public Radio (NPR) Affiliate in Albuquerque, NM.