5th Annual Think Big Forum

"Sales and Innovation - Keys to Competitive Success and Growth"
Friday, October 22, 2010
7:30 a.m. - 12 noon
Chatham University Shadyside Campus

Think Big, an annual forum held at Chatham University’s Shadyside Campus, addresses issues of importance to women business owners and women in business. The Fifth Annual Think Big Forum, "Sales and Innovation- Keys to Competitive Success and Growth,” will be held on Friday, October 22, 2010. In this economy, companies are seeking greater business stability, growth, and advancement, and at the Think Big Forum, regional women business executives and entrepreneurs will discuss strategies that have enabled their companies to remain competitive in the marketplace.

Schedule:

7:30 - 8:00 AM

Networking and Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 8:15 AM

Introductions by Chatham University President Dr. Esther Barazzone and CWE Director Rebecca Harris

8:15 - 9:00 AM

Innovation & Sales

 

Keynote Speaker: Beth Kaplan (view bio), President and Chief Marketing and Merchandising Officer, GNC Inc

9:00 - 9:15 AM

Questions

9:15 - 9:30 AM

Coffee Break & Networking

9:30 - 10:30 AM

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

 

Panelists:

  • Amy Hancock (view bio),
    President and Owner, AdvantageCare Rehabilitation, Advantage Home Health Services and AdvantageCare Consulting,
  • Danielle Proctor (view bio),
    President and CEO, Amelie Construction & Supply LLC, Owner and Founder, Core Pilates & Yoga, and General Manager of Fetch! Pet Care of North Pittsburgh
 

Moderator:

  • Nancy Polinsky Johnson (view bio),
    Publisher and Editor, SHADY AVE Magazine

10:30 - 10:45 AM

Coffee Break & Networking

10:45 - 11:45 AM

Innovation & Media

 

Panelists:

  • Diana Block (view bio),
    Board of Directors, Former President and Co-Publisher, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • Deborah L. Acklin (view bio),
    President and CEO, WQED Multimedia Pittsburgh
 

Moderator:

  • Lauren Lawley Head (view bio),
    Editor, Pittsburgh Business Times

11:45 AM - Noon

Closing Remarks


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OUR SPONSORS:

INNOVATION & SALES
KEYNOTE SPONSOR

UPMC Health Plan

 

CONTRIBUTING SPONSORS

WBEC

Hurley & Associates

Enterprise Bank

UPS

 

MEDIA SPONSORS

Comcast

Pittsburgh Business Times

WDUQ

 

TOTE BAG DONOR

First Commonwealth Bank

 

PROGRAM PARTNERS

First Commonwealth Bank

Executive Women's Council

E-Magnify

Diversity Business Resource Center (DBRC)

SBDC at Duquesne University

 Select Financial Group LLP

 NAWBO

Women's Independant Press

BizChicks