Chatham University

Upcoming Events

  • Aug
    27

    Small Business Basics

    09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    The Center for Women's Entrepreneurship at Chatham University (CWE) and SCORE® Pittsburgh partner to present a "Small Business Basics" workshop to women interested in starting their own business or expanding their current business. Entrepreneurs will provide lessons learned and experts in areas including sales, accounting, and financing will provide brief presentations and will be available for participant Q&A at this informal workshop.

  • Sep
    06

    Open House at Eden Hall Campus

    05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Come meet and network with staff, facilitators, and participants from programs offered through the Center for Women's Entrepreneurship, the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics, Chatham's Women's Business Center, and Chatham University's Women's Institute. Join us as we discuss our upcoming programs and events and enjoy a tour of Chatham University's Eden Hall Campus in Gibsonia, PA.

  • Sep
    09

    Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series

    08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
    Engaging with millennials is the new black! Join our unique panel of women as they talk about how they engage with millennials as passionate employees, dedicated volunteers, future donors, and give insight into what you can do with the right millennials on your team.

  • Sep
    13

    MyBusiness Startup to Service: Fall 2016

    05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
    MyBusiness Startup to Service is being held on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-8pm on the 13th, 20th, and 27th of September and the 4th of October at C-Leveled offices (4117 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15224).
    Cost: $300, $250 for Members
    APPLY HERE TODAY

    This program includes intensive entrepreneurial training and is designed for women in the early stages of starting a service-based business. The sessions are designed to hone one's business concept, understand and prepare financials, register your business, and learn to effectively pitch your business. The program will be facilitated by successful entrepreneur and local businesswoman Denise DeSimone, chairman of C-Leveled. At the end of this program, participants will have a pitch deck, a registered business, a vision for their business moving forward, and a working business plan. Participants will also have access to networking opportunities and educational resources through the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship.

    This program will cover:
    - Concept and customer identification
    - Understanding startup financials
    - Registering your business
    - Marketing your business
    - Pitching your business

    The deadline to apply is August 31st, 2016 and the class will be limited to ten participants, which will be selected based on their progress in their concept and business development cycle to ensure the program effectively supports their efforts.

  • Oct
    05

    Export Basics Seminar

    08:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Presented by the CWBC and Duquesne University's SBDC, topics covered at this workshop will include Identifying Export Opportunities, Logistics, Shipping and Methods of Payment and Legal Issues of Exporting, and Lessons learned from a women-owned exporting business. Partial, need-based scholarships covering up to 50% of the cost are available.

    REGISTER HERE
    APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP

  • Oct
    08

    MyBusiness Startup to Product: Fall 2016

    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    MyBusiness Startup to Product is being held on Saturday mornings on the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th of October at Chatham University's Shadyside Campus.
    Cost: $300, $250 for Members
    APPLY HERE TODAY

    This program includes intensive entrepreneurial training and is designed for women in the early stages of starting a product-based business, with sessions designed to hone your concept, gain consumer feedback and insight into marketing and distribution, and learn to effectively pitch your business. The program will be facilitated by Co-Owner and Founder Meredith Meyer Grelli, MBA, of the award-winning Pittsburgh startup Wigle Whiskey.

    At the end of this program, participants will have a concise business plan, a vision for their business moving forward, and will be given an opportunity to pitch for funding, partnership, or other opportunities identified during the final session in front of a panel of regional stakeholders. Participants will also have access to networking opportunities and educational resources through the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship.

    This program will cover:
    - Concept and product development
    - Marketing, sales, and distribution
    - Direct consumer feedback and focus groups
    - Financing your business
    - Pitching your business

    The deadline to apply is September 15th, 2016 and the class will be limited to ten participants, which will be selected based on their progress in their product and business development cycle to ensure the program effectively supports their efforts.

  • Oct
    14

    Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series

    08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
    "Why didn't I think of this?" is one of the most common things AcousticSheep CEO Dr. Wei-Shin Lai, MD hears. And in fact, a few people had thought of the exact idea, but they didn't act on it. Was it fear of failure? Lack of knowledge? Acting on the idea and managing the growth of a multi-million dollar, international consumer product company has had its challenges, and while the trajectory has always been up, there were specific, creative solutions applied to every problem. Dr. Lai tells the story of how the company came to be, how it grew, and where it's headed. It's a story of inspiration, insight, and practicality.

  • Nov
    11

    Thinking Bigger: Veteran’s Day Entrepreneurial Recognition Breakfast

    08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
    Save-the-Date for our Thinking Bigger forum, featuring several events from November 10-12th, including the following breakfast speakers:
    “Journey to Normal: Women Warriors Enter the Workforce”
    Women are leading – in business and on the battlefield. Over 15% of the U.S. Armed Forces are women, and the lift of the Combat Exclusion Policy means they are officially serving on the frontlines of the longest war in our nation’s history. As these women combat veterans return to their families and communities after deployment, what does the transition from the warfront to the workforce look like? How do military skills transfer to a civilian job? Why hire veterans? What do veterans value in a civilian profession? Director/Producer JulieHera DeStefano will share the experiences of Journey to Normal project participants as these remarkable women warriors enter the workforce.
    “What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Successful Women Veteran Business Owners”
    As a female veteran and as a successful woman entrepreneur, the skills developed during active duty service have directly impacted Dr. Kelly Hunt's career path and entrepreneurial journey. These skills include the dimensions of innovativeness, risk taking, and proactivity, which are as important on the battlefield as they are in the boardroom. According to Michele Markey, vice president of Kauffman FastTrac, “Veterans possess some of the most important skills needed to become successful entrepreneurs. Leadership experience and the ability to calculate risk, manage teams and take initiative are invaluable characteristics of successful business owners.” The good news for those who have never served is that these skills can be learned!

  • Dec
    09

    Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series

    08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
    Utilizing the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank as a case study, Lisa Scales will discuss the adjustments in organizational culture, talent, and operations that are required for transformational growth in an organization.