Chatham University

Upcoming Events

  • Sep
    19

    Application Period: Empowering Women in Communities

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    This fall Chatham's Women's Business Center (CWBC) in partnership with the Hill CDC is offering a NEW training program called “Empowering Women in Communities Program” in the Hill District. This program is funded by PNC Foundation and is open to women who are residents of the Hill District or have a business in the Hill District.

    The program will consist of:
    · a 4-week introduction to entrepreneurship course for pre-start-ups (offered on Tuesdays, October 3rd until October 24th from 6-8pm at the Hill CDC)
    OR
    · a 4-week business development course for existing businesses (offered on Tuesdays, November 7th until November 28th from 6-8pm at the Hill CDC),
    AND
    · two financial training workshops and one-on-one financial counseling.

    All training will be provided at no cost to the participants. Applications are open until 5pm on Friday, September 29th.

    APPLY HERE TODAY

  • Sep
    26

    From Prototype to Production: Best Practices (webinar)

    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
    The challenge of bringing a prototype through to production is full of traps, dead-ends, compromises. This webinar will provide best practices, industry standards, and useful templates to help guide your idea through to manufacturing. This webinar will be facilitated by Elijah Wiegmann, an entrepreneur and award-winning industrial designer. Elijah is the Founder of Base Design Studio.

  • Oct
    13

    Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series

    08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
    We waste 40% of all the food we produce. On the other side of this waste are tremendous impacts on our environment and on hunger. 412 Food Rescue’s mission is to prevent perfectly viable food from entering the waste stream by rescuing surplus food and redirecting to nonprofits that serve those who are food insecure. The talk will focus on how innovation and courage to tackle one of the most difficult problems are moving the needle impacting hunger in our region.

  • Oct
    30

    Websites 101 Webinar

    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    This webinar will cover topics including how to identify your online needs (from a simple landing page to a multi-page website with e-commerce), and how to choose a website host (and what the differences are).

  • Nov
    01

    Concept to Launch

    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    “Concept to Launch” is a 6-week entrepreneurial training program for women in the early stages of starting a business, with classes focusing on:
    · developing the business concept,
    · industry and market research,
    · identifying target customers,
    · pricing and marketing strategies,
    · startup financials,
    · legal business entities and,
    · pitching your business.
    Dates: Six Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm on Nov 1, 8, 15, and 29 and continues Dec 6 and 13.There is no class on Nov 22nd.
    A limited number of partial, need-based scholarships are available through a generous partnership with Bridgeway Capital. APPLY HERE

  • Nov
    06

    Driving Traffic to Your Website Webinar

    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    This webinar will cover topics including how to select which social media platforms you will participate in, is search engine right for you, and how to connect with customers via email (newsletter platforms and options).

  • Nov
    10

    Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series

    08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
    Clearly understanding what a brand/product is looking to achieve - brand awareness, specific sales objectives, channel opportunities, etc. is a crucial ingredient to a household name. Also, having in-depth knowledge about your target audience- keeping your end consumer in mind as well as the brands channel marketing strategy. How will this brand/product be brought to market? Channel mix marketing is so important - where are your best targets, which medium (digital (social) playing a vital role in today’s world). These are the questions this panel of executive women will explore and discuss.

  • Nov
    13

    Google Analytics Webinar

    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    This webinar will cover topics including how to install free Google Analytics to understand your website and how to improve upon your website once it's been launched. How to read Google Analytics report and what numbers to pay attention to.

  • Nov
    13

    Business & Food Forum

    05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Save the date for our upcoming Business & Food Forum! In partnership with the Chatham University Falk School of Sustainability & the Environment, the Center is hosting its annual forum at Chatham University's Eden Hall Campus. This evening event will focus on the intersection of food and business with demonstrations, tastings, and a keynote speaker presentation. Tours of the next-generation sustainable campus will be available for attendees.

  • Dec
    08

    Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series

    08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
    Do you ask for what you want or are you waiting to be offered the opportunity that will advance your career and/or compensation? Learn how to better navigate the barriers we know women face in the workplace. Did you know: Men are 4x more likely than women to negotiate, women are more anxious about negotiating, and women are great negotiators on behalf of other people but not necessarily themselves? During this presentation, participants will learn to recognize opportunities to negotiate, eliminate anxiety, feel entitled to get what they want and avoid social consequences that inhibit good outcomes for you and your organization.