Woman of the Year

2023 Woman of the Year

Our 2023 Woman of the Year is Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver. Learn more about our incredible awardee below!

New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver has served on the local and state level for over 16 years. Beginning as County Clerk in 2007, she expanded voting access, modernized voter registration practices, and played an instrumental role in overturning New Mexico’s same sex-marriage ban. After nearly a decade as County Clerk, in 2016 she was elected in a special election to serve as New Mexico’s 26th Secretary of State. In 2020, her colleagues from around the country, Democratic and Republican, elected her to serve as President of the National Association of Secretaries of State. This past legislative session, she worked alongside the Legislature and advocate community to pass a historic voting rights bill (HB4), solidifying New Mexico’s position as a leader on ballot access. She continues to be a national voice on election security, ballot-access, and good governance policies.