Chatham University

Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series

Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series

Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series


2nd Friday/each month (September – June)




8:00 - 9:00 am
Registration & Breakfast available
at 7:30 am

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Non-Chatham Student and Veteran's Rate: $12.00 with valid student ID.
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Free to Chatham Students,
Staff & Faculty.
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James Laughlin Music Center, Chatham University
Shadyside Campus
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The Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series features prominent regional women business leaders speaking on a variety of progressive business topics. Casual networking and a continental breakfast precede engaging and interactive presentations on topics essential for women in business such as innovative entrepreneurship, strategic business growth, unique marketing strategies, and logistical business planning.

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Upcoming Dates & Speakers

Friday, June 14

Topic: Pivoting in Mid-Air: Implementing Alternative Routes to Success

Come hear the CEO of a new aviation company present the challenges of launching a new business, developing early traction, recruiting a rockstar team, and keeping the faith. She’ll discuss the great gift of customer discovery and how networks and the kindness of strangers have been critical to Fly Louie’s early success. Also, how one can begin to solve a big problem with limited resources – from launch with a simple Squarespace site and no inventory – to a year-round route without a single plane.


Julia Takeda

Julia Takeda

CEO and Founder, Fly Louie

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Julia Takeda started her company, Fly Louie while attending Columbia Business School. Fly Louie is an air service using private planes to create a faster alternative to commercial travel. Fly Louie ran its inaugural 33-flight seasonal route between NY and Nantucket in Summer 2018 and, following its seed raise, launched its second route (between NY and Pittsburgh) January 2019. Julia has a BA from Tufts University. Prior to CBS, she was an early hire at an EdTech company she helped grow from 100 students to 14,000 before its sale in 2015.