Chatham University

Upcoming Events

  • Dec

    Center for Women's Entrepreneurship Open House

    5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Please join Center staff, program participants, members, and facilitators for this networking event to learn more about our ongoing networking events and new Spring 2016 programming for women entrepreneurs and women in business.

    This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

  • Dec

    Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series

    08:00 AM - 09:30 AM

    Topic:“I’m Here to Serve: the Business Case for Customer Service”
    Speaker: Rania Harris, Owner, Rania’s Catering

    Rania will discuss the ins and outs of her experience starting a catering business, her unique way of doing business that has led to her long-time establishment in the Pittsburgh community, and how she developed and maintains her all-encompassing focus on serving her clients.

  • Jan

    Small Business Basics

    08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    The Center for Women's Entrepreneurship at Chatham University (CWE) and SCORE® Pittsburgh partner to present a "Small Business Basics" workshop to women interested in starting their own business or expanding their current business. Industry experts will discuss business planning, financing, bookkeeping, marketing, and legal issues pertaining to small business. The workshop is informal, and questions from the participants are solicited and encouraged throughout to help each participant receive the knowledge they need.

  • Feb

    MyBusiness Startup: Spring 2016

    06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
    11-week program from February 3rd - April 13th held on Wednesday evenings at the Chatham University Shadyside Campus.

    MyBusiness Startup is our entrepreneurial training program designed for women entrepreneurs in the early stages of starting their own businesses. This program includes interactive class sessions, one-on-one consulting, and business plan and financial plan templates. Each participant will also receive a free copy of "Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder 2.0" an international bestseller by Jim Clifton & Sangeeta Bharadwaj Badel, Ph.D. as well as a $50 credit toward creating business cards on
    "The idea of starting my own business has been rolling around my head for a long time but the whole process seemed overwhelming. The speakers were able to put a number of things into perspective for me and I walked away thinking, 'Wow, this is really doable.'" Fall 2014 Participant

    Facilitator: Meredith Meyer Grelli, Co-Founder and Co-Owner, Wigle Whiskey

    The following topics will be covered over the 11-week program:
    - Importance of women entrepreneurship in the USA
    - Local resources for entrepreneurs
    - Business planning bootcamp
    - Exploring your business concept – personal and professional criteria
    - Importance of networking and building social capital
    - Taking risks as an entrepreneur
    - Understanding your customer – industry and market analysis
    - Market penetration, branding and pricing
    - Effective negotiations in business
    - Business ownership and legal concerns
    - Women owned small business certifications
    - Financing your business and managing for profit

    Current members of The Center must be logged in to receive their special pricing.

    *A limited number of partial scholarships are available for this program. Contact for more information.


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