Chatham News

Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship Offers Free Social Media Workshop to its Online Business and Mentoring Community

By: Amanda Leff Ritchie, Senior Public Relations Specialist
May 25, 2011

PITTSBURGH (May 25, 2011) … Since its founding, the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University (CWE) has developed new and innovative programs to assist women in southwestern Pennsylvania develop and expand new businesses. CWE recently announced the launch of CWE Connect, its online business and mentoring community, and is now offering its members a free social media workshop. “Jumpstart Social Media for Your Business” will be held on June 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Trenthouse Inn, 2008 Cooper Kettle Highway, Rockwood, Pa.

This hands-on workshop will instruct participants how to set up accounts on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts and how to use these social networks to promote your business. Learn how to manage your limited time online to get the most out of social media marketing by adding social media to your current advertising. Computers will be available on site, but guests are permitted to bring their own. A lunch and peer-to-peer networking session will follow.

CWE Connect is a community of women business owners committed to supporting each other and working together to strengthen their businesses. In addition to a variety networking opportunities, free workshops, and advertising, members receive personal mentoring and access to a growing online business library. Funded in part by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and developed in partnership with The Progress Fund, The Trail Town Program®, and the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau, CWE Connect is designed to provide an online nexus for women entrepreneurs and business owners to easily gain access to experienced facilitators, mentors, and resources to help women succeed in business.

CWE Connect membership is renewable yearly, and the current membership year runs from June 1, 2011 to May 31, 2012. To become a member or for more information on CWE Connect, visit


About CWE

The mission of the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University is to educate, create economic opportunities, and foster entrepreneurial thinking for women entrepreneurs, women in business, and students. 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 designed to teach women in business how to think and act entrepreneurially by focusing on innovation and creativity within the context of an existing organizational environment. Current and initial funding for CWE provided by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation. Initial funding for CWE was provided by the Lois Tack Thompson Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation. For more information about programs offered by CWE call 412-365-1253 or visit

About Chatham University

Chatham University prepares students from around the world to help develop solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. Consistently ranked among the top master’s level institutions in the Northeast by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Chatham University is also ranked in the top five percent of graduate-intensive institutions nationally and experienced the fastest-growing enrollment in the Pittsburgh region over the past decade. Founded in 1869, Chatham University includes the Shadyside Campus, with the historic 39-acre Woodland Road arboretum and Chatham Eastside facility; and the 388-acre Eden Hall Campus north of Pittsburgh. For more information, call 800-837-1290 or visit