Chatham University

Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series

Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series

Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series


2nd Friday/each month (September – June)




8 – 9 AM
Breakfast 7:30AM

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Non-Chatham Student and Veteran's Rate: $12.00 with valid student ID.
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James Laughlin Music Hall
Chatham University
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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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Upcoming Dates & Speakers

Friday, November 11

Veteran's Day Entrepreneurial Recognition Breakfast

The Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series event is a part of the three days of Thinking Bigger, featuring an expanded, sit-down breakfast from 8:00-10:00am (registration opens at 7:30am) with two amazing speakers: filmmaker JulieHera DeStefano of Journey to Normal speaking on “Journey to Normal: Women Warriors Enter the Workforce” and SBA District Director Dr. Kelly Hunt speaking on “What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Successful Women Veteran Business Owners.”
For more information about this event and to register ($30, $15 for Non-Chatham Students, Free for Veterans and Center for Women's Entrepreneurship Members), CLICK HERE
For more information about Thinking Bigger, CLICK HERE

Friday, December 09

Leading Transformational Growth

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.


Lisa Scales

Lisa Scales

President and CEO, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

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Lisa Scales, who earned a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Boston University School of Law and Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Sciences from Seton Hill College, began her career as an assistant corporation counsel for the City of Chicago and worked as an associate in a Greensburg law firm before joining Just Harvest and then Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Throughout her career, Ms. Scales has held many positions on boards and committees for organizations such as the Community Food Security Coalition, Hunger-Free Pennsylvania, Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University, and the Joint State Government Commission Obesity Study Advisory Committee. In her current role as President and CEO at the Food Bank, Ms. Scales leads the organization in distributing 23 million meals annually throughout 11 counties of Southwestern Pennsylvania.