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Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship presents “Guide to THRIVE: Four Steps to Body, Brains, and Bliss,” led by Vonda Wright, MD

The presentation is part of the CWE’s Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series; followed by a workshop by PNC titled “Cash Flow Solutions Workshop: Understanding Cash Flow to Grow Your Business” will immediately follow Dr. Wright’s Presentation

By: Amanda Leff Ritchie, Senior Public Relations Specialist
May 24, 2011

PITTSBURGH (May 24, 2011) … The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University (CWE) will host Dr. Vonda Wright as part of its Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series on Friday, June 10, 2011, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the James Laughlin Music Center on the University’s Shadyside Campus. Dr. Wright, orthopedic surgeon and researcher, will discuss practical advice for getting the most out of life in her presentation “Guide to THRIVE: Four Steps to Body, Brains, and Bliss.” The topic of the presentation is also the title of her new book, scheduled to be released in September.

Dr. Wright specializes in sports medicine and has gained national recognition as an expert in active aging. She is also the creator and director of the Performance and Research Initiative for Masters Athletes (PRIMA), a program designed to maximize performance and minimize injury in recreational and masters athletes over the age of 40.

The $25 admission fee includes a continental breakfast and networking session, which precede the presentation. In addition, guests who bring an article of clothing to donate to Dress for Success will receive a copy of Dr. Wright’s first book Fitness After 40: How to Stay Strong at Any Age. To register or for more information visit or call 412-365-1253.

Immediately following Dr. Wright’s presentation, PNC’s Business Banking will present “Cash Flow Solutions Workshop: Understanding Cash Flow to Grow Your Business,” from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The workshop will discuss the five principles of cash flow while highlighting key areas of opportunity for businesses to make and save money in less time.

The cost to attend the workshop is $10 (all proceeds benefit Dress for Success® Pittsburgh). A $5 discount is available for those who register for both the breakfast and the PNC workshop.

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

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 .