Chatham News

Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship hits a hole-in-one with new Business on the Links workshop – read the recap in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

By: Amanda Kennedy, Senior Public Relations Specialist
June 28, 2010

Click here to read Joyce Gannon’s workshop review in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

PITTSBURGH (June 28, 2010) … Golf and business still mix well, but the rules and etiquette of the game can confuse or intimidate even the most established entrepreneur. That’s why the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University and BizChicks are presenting “Business on the Links,” a golf workshop for business women on Tuesday July 13, 2010 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. at Chatham University’s Shadyside Campus.

Registration is $20 and includes lunch. For more information and to register visit or call 412-365-1253.

Moderating the event will be Sandy Thomas, personal business golf coach and retired LPGA pro. The seminar is designed for players of all levels and will help participants build the skills and confidence to play golf and do business at the same time. Players are encouraged to bring their 7-iron and putter for evaluation. Topics covered during the seminar include:

• Golf rules & terms, etiquette, scoring and course management.
• Equipment evaluation: clubs & golf balls.
• How to practice with purpose and efficiency.
• How to play faster – helpful skills and playing hints.
• The advantages of developing business through golf.
• When are you ready for business golf?
• How to contribute in a corporate scramble event without intimidation.
• 13 things you can learn about a client from a round of golf.
• Opportunities to learn the game – how and where to get instruction.
• The 19th hole and beyond!

About the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship
The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University (CWE) provides opportunities for women entrepreneurs in both new development and growth stages of their businesses to start, develop and significantly grow their companies by utilizing Chatham resources, programs, faculty expertise and student assistance. CWE also provides programming targeted to local and regional women in business, to advance and hone their skills, by teaching them to think and act entrepreneurially by focusing on innovation and creativity within the context of an existing organizational environment. And finally, CWE has specific programs for both undergraduate and graduate students which can help them learn the skills needed to become either a successful entrepreneur or a successful woman in business. Initial funding for The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University was provided for in part through grants from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and the Lois Tack Thompson Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation.

About Chatham University
Chatham University prepares students from around the world to help develop solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. Every Chatham student – women in Chatham’s historic women’s residential college, and men and women in Chatham’s graduate programs – receives a highly individualized, experiential educational experience that is informed by Chatham’s strong institutional commitment to globalism, the environment and citizen leadership. Founded in 1869, Chatham University includes the Shadyside Campus, with Chatham Eastside and the historic 39-acre Woodland Road arboretum; and the 388-acre Eden Hall Farm Campus north of Pittsburgh. For more information call 800-837-1290 or visit

About BizChicks
BizChicks is a recently formed organization, on its way to becoming a total women’s resource center, providing education, guidance and resources in a number of different areas, including business planning, coaching, health & wellness. BizChicks is nonprofit organization forming the nexus of networking and growth for professional women, and is a growing rapidly over 500 strong. One of the BizChicks programs is Chicks & Chat networking events, a forum for bringing together women who are business professionals in the for profit and not for profit arenas, as well as the educational and artistic community. It is quite the diverse group in terms of profession as well as age, with attendees ranging in age from mid to late twenties to mid-seventies. In 2009, BizChicks launched a new networking forum designed to showcase BizChicks’ members during a power hour lunch called BizChicks LunchMix, in which selected female owned or managed businesses would utilize the hour to showcase their business.