Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series

2nd Friday of each month from September to June
8:00 - 9:30am
Breakfast will be served starting at 7:30
Venue: James Laughlin Music Hall, Chatham University (campus map)
Cost: $25.00 per breakfast

Non-Chatham Student and Veteran's Rate: $12.00 with valid student ID. Email pdecker@chatham.edu to register.

The Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series features prominent regional women business leaders speaking on a variety of progressive business topics. Casual networking and a continental breakfast precede engaging and interactive presentations on topics essential for women in business such as innovative entrepreneurship, strategic business growth, unique marketing strategies, and logistical business planning.

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Additional support for the Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series has been provided by the Alcoa Foundation.

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Upcoming Dates & Speakers

Friday, January 9
"How to Get in the News in 2015"

Come hear from our wonderful panelists in TV, radio, and print media about how to get you or your business in the news in 2015!

Panelists

Joyce Gannon

Joyce Gannon

Business Reporter, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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Jody Doherty

Jody Doherty

Regional Vice President, Community Investment, Comcast
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DeAnne Hamilton

DeAnne Hamilton

General Manager, 90.5 WESA
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Jennifer Sloan

Jennifer Sloan

Executive Producer, WTAE
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Friday, February 13
"Unlikely Entrepreneur: the Intersection of Life Experiences, Food, and a Drive to Succeed"

Not every entrepreneur has a childhood dream of starting a business; some don't discover until midway through their first career that they're driven to be their own boss. Still others who know they want to own a company are unsure what business to start.

With no background in food or experience running a company, Regina launched Marty's Market in July 2012. The company continues to evolve and challenges Regina and her team in new ways every day. Through the lens of her experiences, Regina will share what being an officer in the Navy has taught her about building a business, what starting a company has taught her about commanding a ship, and what they both have to teach all of us about entrepreneurship.

Regina Koetters

Regina Koetters

Founder/CEO Marty's Market, LLC
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Friday, March 13
"A Good Enough Bad Business: The Entrepreneurial Nonprofit"

Jo Ellen Parker

Jo Ellen Parker

President, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
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Friday, April 10
"Best Practices for Buying and Selling a Business"

From the due diligence process needed to organize your business for sale and understanding how to avoid pitfalls in preparing, valuing, and getting the best price for your business to knowing what to look for in a business, these women have done it all! Learn more about preparing a business for sale, building your business to sell, and purchasing a business from this great panel of women who know how it’s done.

Panelists

Wendy P. Staso

Wendy P. Staso

President & CEO, Huckestein Mechanical Services, Inc.
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Denise DeSimone

Denise DeSimone

Chairman/Founder, C-leveled
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Yvonne Campos

Yvonne Campos

Founding CEO, Campos Inc
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Friday, May 8
"Lead Like a Girl"

The business case for diversity has never been stronger. Organizations with more women consistently perform better financially, according to data from The Global Leadership Forecast 2014/2015 from DDI and The Conference Board. So, although more women graduate from college than men and are earning entry-level jobs in fields previously dominated by men, women are still outnumbered in the ranks of leadership. Come and listen to Tacy talk about finding your strength and the leader within you, exploring the confidence gap, identifying your personal wake-up call, and super power your network!

Tacy M. Byham, Ph.D.

Tacy M. Byham, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President, DDI
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Friday, June 12
"Effective Branding, Podcasting, and Promotion Without Giving Away the Ship!"

Darieth Chisolm

Darieth Chisolm

 

* CWE Registration Fees are fully refundable up to 48 hours before the start of the program/event. Fees of registrants who fail to provide 48 hours of notice and do not attend the program/event will be considered non-refundable.