Chatham University

Upcoming Events

  • Aug

    Small Business Basics Workshop

    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.

  • Sep

    Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series

    08:00 AM - 09:30 AM

    How do entrepreneurs infuse their new product development efforts with successful fast cycle innovation? Meredith will discuss the methods that Wigle has implemented to breed innovation, filling its new product pipeline with compelling services, products and programs to meet consumers needs and grow the business each year.

  • Sep

    MyBusiness Startup

    06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
    MyBusiness Startup is our 11-week program from September 21st - November 30th held on Monday evenings at the Chatham University Shadyside Campus.

    This entrepreneurial training program is designed for women entrepreneurs in the early stages of starting their own businesses. This program includes interactive business planning class sessions and one-on-one consulting. Current members of The Center must be logged in to receive their special pricing.

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

    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 and one-on-one consulting.

    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

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

  • Oct

    Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series

    08:00 AM - 09:30 AM

    When Christina Cassotis was hired as the new CEO of the Allegheny County Airport Authority, she was given a specific mandate: increase air service.

    As the first female leader of the organization that manages Pittsburgh International Airport and Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin, Cassotis is challenged to move PIT past the mega-hub structure which collapsed 15 years ago, to a successful origin and destination facility that meets the needs of an emerging region.

    Since January, Cassotis has engaged with business and community leaders to better understand air service needs and the type of airport experience that travelers prefer, both Pittsburgh International and the county airport. She has also met with domestic and international airline officials to make the case for increased flights and better amenities at both facilities.

    With a background in communications and international aviation planning and consulting, Casottis brings a range of experiences to her current role as CEO. She has been working tirelessly since arriving in January, and already, positive changes are occurring.

  • Oct

    SAVE THE DATE: Think Big Forum 2015

    05:00 PM - 07:30 PM

    10th Annual Think Big Forum 2015

  • Nov

    Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series

    08:00 AM - 09:30 AM

    Kate Joyce began her career as an art student at the Carnegie Museums and the University of Pittsburgh. Working her way through The Boys Club and YMCA wood shops, she eventually took on the Pittsburgh Carpenter’s Union in her quest to design, fabricate and place her original fine art and fine furniture. Kate will talk about the challenges she has faced, and in turn, of her challenge to the then exclusively male trade unions. She will elaborate on her quest for the critical training required to develop her talents. She ultimately embraced entrepreneurship, founding her business, Kate Joyce Company, in design, art and furniture. She will describe the steps taken to establish her work and her art as a personal, artistic and viable business success in a traditionally male-dominated industry.

  • Dec

    Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series

    08:00 AM - 09:30 AM

    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.