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Chatham University’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship Launches Entrepreneurship Hub

PITTSBURGH—Chatham University announced today the opening of a new 3,000 square foot Entrepreneurship Hub located at Chatham’s Eastside campus at 6585 Penn Avenue. The Hub is a partnership to serve women entrepreneurs run by The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University (Center) and Chatham’s Women’s Business Center (CWBC), formerly located at Chatham’s Shadyside campus, and is funded through the support of The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation,, and the PNC Foundation.

The newly established Entrepreneurship Hub will become a nexus for mentoring, training, and networking events, and among the highlights, will offer new digital literacy programming and prototyping/design training in a new lab space open to women entrepreneurs and the Chatham community. The core components of The Hub include:

  • A Financial Literacy Program
  • A Prototyping and Design Lab
  • A Digital Literacy Program
  • Mentoring and Mentor Training Programs

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Center for Women & Politics Releases Study on Women in PA’s Legislature

PITTSBURGH:  The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics (PCWP) at Chatham University reports that while women hold only 19 percent of seats in the Pennsylvania General Assembly—magnifying the underrepresentation of women in American politics—the PCWP found that when women are elected to office, they are more likely to advocate for women’s issues, are more successful at guiding legislation through the legislative process and can help create a more collaborative lawmaking environment.

In a recent study, “Few But Mighty: Women and Bill Sponsorship in the Pennsylvania General Assembly” looked to answer the question “Could Pennsylvania stand to benefit from more women legislators? And “How does the underrepresentation of women in Pennsylvania’s legislature affect policy for women in the state?”

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National Education for Women’s (NEW) Leadership Hosted at Chatham

PITTSBURGH– The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics (PCWP) at Chatham University recently hosted the annual National Education for Women’s (NEW) Leadership™ Pennsylvania program, a weeklong intensive institute for women college students focused on the role of women in politics and policy making in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. NEW Leadership 2017 was held Sunday, June 4, through Friday, June 9, and brought over 40 students from 24 different colleges and universities across Pennsylvania to the Chatham University campus.

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Chatham Physical Therapy Professor and Alumna Win Industry Awards

PITTSBURGH:  Dr. Joe Schreiber, chair of the Chatham University Physical Therapy Program, has been chosen to receive the 2017 Lucy Blair Service Award from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).  This Service Award honors members who have made exceptional contributions to APTA through district, chapter, committee, task force or national activities.  Dr. Schreiber received this award at APTA’s national conference in June.

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