Chatham University

Upcoming Events

  • May

    Credit Card Processing 101 Webinar

    11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    This webinar will discuss PCI (Payment Card Industry) and how it affects your business, the best way for your business to process credit cards, what exactly you're paying for in processing fees, what questions you should ask of a processor, and what changes you can expect in 2018. Facilitated by Melanie Ruggier of Simplified Merchant Processing, LLC.

  • May

    Build A Website For Your Business: Information Webinar

    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    This webinar will provide information about the new CWBC Building Websites: Connecting Entrepreneurs training program. This 6-week evening program is open to 15 participants, will start August 15th, and is designed for business owners without a website and little to no website experience. The program will take participants from constructing to launching a simple 5-page information website using Wordpress by the end of the course (an additional ecommerce option is available). This webinar will cover the outline of the program, costs, the application process, and criteria. Applications for the program open June 1st and will close at midnight on June 30th. This program is supported by and will utilize Google tools.

  • Jun

    P&D Lab Hours

    11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Contact our office at to make an appointment or for more information.

    Members of the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship and Chatham Students, Faculty, and Staff can make a free appointment to come in and use any of the following lab equipment*:

    - Carvey 3D carving machine (requires a .STL file, preferably produced in the free program Easel)
    - BoXZY 3D printer and laser engraver (requires a .STL file, preferably produced in the free program TinkerCAD)
    - Industrial Serger
    - Straight Stitch Sewing Machine
    - Embroidery Machine
    - 3D Scanner
    - LilyPad Arduino
    - Hummingbird Duo

    *(the Center may require you view a tutorial prior to your session: use of the Carvey and/or the BoXZY will require you to email us a compatible .stl file prior to your appointment). If you prefer to have an expert on hand to assist you, we can connect you with an expert during your selected time at an additional cost to you.

  • Jun

    Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series: Embracing Your Passion

    08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
    How often does your career inspiration and interest connect to your personal passion? This interactive presentation from Dina L. Clark, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Covestro LLC, will highlight the importance of building passion into your focus as you navigate your personal and professional journey, and challenge participants to answer their “Why?” question. Participants will also be able to: -Consider how bias might impact or impede the strategic development process -Identify at least 3 resources to consider for ongoing professional development -Identify ways to continue to build genuine, strategic relationships

  • Jun

    Intellectual Property: What You Need to Know

    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    Your business is off to a fast start and you’ve landed a number of new clients. But have you adequately protected the very foundation of your business — the creative ideas and/or unique designs that set you apart from your competition?
    In this seminar, we’ll help you better understand the various business considerations with respect to intellectual property law.
    Discussion topics include: Trademarks, Copyrights, Patents, Non-Disclosure Agreements, and Trade Secrets
    Presented by: David Oberdick, Esq. and Michael Monyok, Esq. of Meyer Unkovic & Scott.

  • Jun

    Information Session for Empowering Women in Communities Program

    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    Come learn about our “Empowering Women in Communities” program being offered this summer by Chatham's Women's Business Center in partnership with the Diversity Business Resource Center, Urban Innovation21, Riverside Center for Innovation, and Colab18 and funded by the PNC Foundation.
    The Empowering Women in Communities program will be open to women who are residents of the Northside or have a business in the Northside. The program will consist of:
    -4-week introduction to entrepreneurship course for pre-start-ups,
    -4-week business development course for existing businesses, and
    -Financial training workshops and one-on-one financial counseling.

    All will be provided at no cost to the participants.
    Register today for this session to learn more about the program and whether or not you are eligible to apply for the program.

  • Nov

    Learn. Grow. Connect. A Conference for Women in Business

    08:30 AM - 01:00 PM

    8:30AM Registration & Continental Breakfast

    9:00AM Welcome

    9:00-10:15AM Morning Session 1 (Parallel Sessions)

    Session A: Client Relationship Manager (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and Point of Sale (POS) Software. This session will cover the differences between these systems and why they are important, how to select the right system and software for your business, and how to prepare for implementation.

    Session B: Exit Strategies. This session will cover different types of exits, when and how to start planning for an exit, due diligence items to start now, business valuation, and finding a buyer.

    10:15-10:30AM Coffee Break

    10:30-11:45AM Morning Session 2 (Parallel Sessions)
    Session C: Cybersecurity. This session will cover why cybersecurity is a concern, areas of vulnerability for small businesses and how they can protect themselves, and the small business responsibilities when handling customer data.

    Session D: Benefits and Compensation Packages, Human Resources. This session will cover how to acquire benefits for your employees and why, how to create compensation packages, and general HR must-haves.

    11:45AM-12:15PM Lunch

    12:15-1:00PM General Session: Growing Your Market
    Identifying & Evaluating New Markets for Growth