Tue

Oct 27

+ Add to Calendar 10/27/2020 11:30AM 10/27/2020 12:30PM America/New_York Just Films - Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America UNSETTLED is a feature-length documentary revealing the untold stories of LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers who have fled intense persecution from their home countries and who are resettling in the U.S. The film follows four new arrivals, each of whom have escaped potential peril in their native countries for being different. They’ve landed in the purported “gay mecca” of San Francisco, yet even there, building a new life in an adopted nation is a precarious undertaking. As new leadership in America continues to restrict immigrants and drastically cut the flow of refugees and asylum seekers, UNSETTLED sheds light on a group about which few people know. What are the costs persecuted immigrants pay for seeking refuge? And how are everyday Americans stepping forward to help those most in need? STREAM FOR FREE HERE Panelists: Cara Wimberley (they/them/theirs) is a Service Coordinator with the Immigrant Services and Connections Program at Literacy Pittsburgh. They previously taught ESL as a Compass AmeriCorps member at Literacy Pittsburgh. They studied psychology, linguistics, and Middle Eastern studies at the University of Mary Washington. They co-chair the LGBTQ+ subcommittee of the Immigrants & Internationals Advisory Council at the Allegheny County Department of Human Services. They are also a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community. Allegra B. Elson (she/her/hers) is an English Language Learning ( ELL) Instructor for Classroom and Employer Services at Literacy Pittsburgh. She has a TESOL Certificate from Teachers College, Columbia University and a Master’s degree in Italian Language and Literature from the University of Pittsburgh. She is the co-chair of the Immigrants & Internationals Advisory Council at the Allegheny County Department of Human Services along with co-chairing its LGBTQ+ subcommittee. She is also a proud member the LGBTQ+ community. .Event page: http://www.chatham.edu/events/details.cfm?eventID=28180 Good Docs streaming link below. Panel discussion via zoom Melody Harris m.harris@chatham.edu
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Just Films - Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

UNSETTLED is a feature-length documentary revealing the untold stories of LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers who have fled intense persecution from their home countries and who are resettling in the U.S. The film follows four new arrivals, each of whom have escaped potential peril in their native countries for being different. They’ve landed in the purported “gay mecca” of San Francisco, yet even there, building a new life in an adopted nation is a precarious undertaking. As new leadership in Ame ...

Tue

Oct 27

+ Add to Calendar 10/27/2020 1:00PM 10/27/2020 2:30PM America/New_York Webinar: Resources for Women-Owned Businesses & Aspiring Entrepreneurs Join us on Tuesday, October 27th from 1 PM – 2:30 PM for a virtual webinar covering the “Resources for Women-Owned Businesses & Aspiring Entrepreneurs” hosted by DCED’s Business One-Stop Shop Office and Pennsylvania’s Commission for Women. To Register, click on link under details, or CLICK HERE! Speakers will include Chatham University’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship, PA Department of General Services, U.S. Small Business Administration, PA Small Business Development Center, and Women’s Opportunities Resource Center. The webinar will discuss an overview of the services that each respective organization provides to women-owned businesses (current and prospective). After a brief presentation from each organization, there will be an open discussion forum. The discussion will be led by questions from the audience, so please come prepared with any questions you may have! Topics of Discussion: - Counseling Services: Learn what services each organization provides including various counseling resources to assist business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs with any type of problem they may encounter. Specifically, each organization has experience working directly with woman-owned businesses, so they understand the unique challenges that woman-owned businesses and women entrepreneurs face. - Woman-Owned Business Certification: Learn how to certify as a woman-owned business as well as the advantages that come with the certification. - Funding: Learn how each organization fits into the funding environment. Learn what resources are available and how to take advantage of them. - Government Contracting: Learn what opportunities are available as a government contractor. Several organizations are deeply involved with assisting woman-owned businesses obtain government contracts. - Professional Services: Learn what resources are available to woman-owned businesses including market research, tax, legal, accounting, and various others. - Open Discussion: The forum will be opened to the audience so please bring any questions that you have, regardless of the topic. .Event page: http://www.chatham.edu/events/details.cfm?eventID=28436 Online Mitra Saeidi womens-entrepreneurship@chatham.edu

Webinar: Resources for Women-Owned Businesses & Aspiring Entrepreneurs

01:00 PM - 02:30 PM

Join us on Tuesday, October 27th from 1 PM – 2:30 PM for a virtual webinar covering the “Resources for Women-Owned Businesses & Aspiring Entrepreneurs” hosted by DCED’s Business One-Stop Shop Office and Pennsylvania’s Commission for Women. To Register, click on link under details, or CLICK HERE! Speakers will include Chatham University’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship, PA Department of General Services, U.S. Small Business Administration, PA Small Business Development Center, ...

Thu

Nov 05

+ Add to Calendar 11/05/2020 11:00AM 12/03/2020 12:30PM America/New_York Growing Your Business Online Training Series This training series will consist of three webinars to help launch and grow your business online, including website development, selling online, and increasing your customer base. These webinars can be attended individually or as a series. Presenter: Meesha Gerhart, Owner of RedTree Web Design. Webinar 1: Website Building Basics - October 8 --- To access the Webinar 1 Recording, CLICK HERE! This webinar covers the basics to consider before creating your website. A good foundational understanding of topics, issues, and intended use is best before getting too far into building a website. Topics discussed will include: - Differences in website platforms (e.g. WIX, WordPress, Shopify); - Audience Research; - Determine Differentiators; - Identifying & Incorporating Keywords; - Agency versus Freelancers for Website Design; - Cost-Effective Tools & Strategies. Webinar 2: Selling Online & eCommerce Store Setup - November 5 This webinar will run through the best practices for setting up an eCommerce store via Shopify. The content covered in this webinar will be applicable to other website platforms, so its still relevant if you’re not using Shopify. Topics discussed will include: - Identifying the right template to fit your brand; - How to configure your products; - How to set up payments, shipping and other features; - How to organize your products for a better user experience. Webinar 3: Reach More Customers Online - December 3 Once your website is up and running, how can you increase traffic and generate more exposure? This webinar will cover some slam dunk action items and optional out of the box approaches to increase exposure for your website, brand, and products. Topics discussed will include: - Use Social Media to drive traffic & sales to your website; - Setting up an email list ; - Creating valuable content; - Partner with other businesses. To register for the Training Series, CLICK HERE! .Event page: http://www.chatham.edu/events/details.cfm?eventID=28197 Online - ZOOM Mitra Saeidi womens-entrepreneurship@chatham.edu

Growing Your Business Online Training Series

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

This training series will consist of three webinars to help launch and grow your business online, including website development, selling online, and increasing your customer base. These webinars can be attended individually or as a series. Presenter: Meesha Gerhart, Owner of RedTree Web Design. Webinar 1: Website Building Basics - October 8 --- To access the Webinar 1 Recording, CLICK HERE! This webinar covers the basics to consider before creating your website. A good foundational under ...

Mon

Nov 09

+ Add to Calendar 11/09/2020 6:00PM 11/09/2020 7:30PM America/New_York Post-Election Analysis Join the PCWP and our expert panel as they discuss what the results of the 2020 election cycle tell us about the direction of the nation and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the role of gender in the election, and the relationship between the President-Elect and Congress. Panelists Include: Dr. Nancy Patton Mills, Chairwoman of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chris Potter, Government and Accountability Editor at WESA Vanessa Williams, National Desk Reporter at The Washington Post .Event page: http://www.chatham.edu/events/details.cfm?eventID=28466 Virtual Event Annie Guadagnino pcwp@chatham.edu
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Post-Election Analysis

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join the PCWP and our expert panel as they discuss what the results of the 2020 election cycle tell us about the direction of the nation and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the role of gender in the election, and the relationship between the President-Elect and Congress. Panelists Include: Dr. Nancy Patton Mills, Chairwoman of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chris Potter, Government and Accountability Editor at WESA Vanessa Williams, National Desk Reporter at The Washington Post

Tue

Nov 10

+ Add to Calendar 11/10/2020 12:00PM 11/10/2020 1:00PM America/New_York Women and Leadership: Navigating the Labyrinth in K-12 and Higher Ed
Pittsburgh Gender Scholars Consortium
VIRTUAL BROWN BAG SERIES
Join the Pittsburgh Gender Scholars Consortium for a brown bag series, featuring members discussing their current work. Come learn about some cutting edge gender research, stay connected with scholars across the Pittsburgh region, and meet some new colleagues. The presentations will be approximately 15 minutes each, to give plenty of time for discussion and networking. Register for the zoom link, then grab your lunch and your laptop and join us!” More about PGSC: The Pittsburgh Gender Scholars Consortium (PGSC) is a network of academics in Southwest Pennsylvania interested in women and girls, gender, and sexuality. The consortium: Pittsburgh Gender Scholars promotes connections between scholars, across disciplines, and among academic institutions. Facilitates conversations and critical debate engaging intersectional approaches to research and pedagogical practice. Provides opportunities for networking and learning about emerging scholarship, community partners, and resources. The PGSC is administratively supported by the Women’s Institute at Chatham University.Woman and Leadership: Navigating the Labyrinth in K-12 and Higher EdLike never before, women are outpacing men in education and flooding the pipeline at unprecedented rates. This increase, however, is not translating to a greater number of women serving as leaders in k-12 and higher education. In their independent research, Shannon and Jennifer discovered that a woman’s leadership journey is filled with complex routes and unforeseen barriers to navigate like 2nd generation bias, sexism, the double bind, a lack of mentorship, and work/life balance issues. Join them for a look into these challenges, how women confront them, and discuss the potential long-term impact of a pandemic on women’s progress in the workplace. Panelists: Shannon Foster, Ph.D., Research Designer and Analyst, Office of Institutional Research and Analysis , Carnegie Mellon University Jennifer A. Shuman, Ph.D., Special Education Coordinator and Pupil Services Director for the Richland School District, Johnstown, PA .Event page: http://www.chatham.edu/events/details.cfm?eventID=28464 zoom Melody Harris m.harris@chatham.edu
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Women and Leadership: Navigating the Labyrinth in K-12 and Higher Ed
Pittsburgh Gender Scholars Consortium
VIRTUAL BROWN BAG SERIES

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join the Pittsburgh Gender Scholars Consortium for a brown bag series, featuring members discussing their current work. Come learn about some cutting edge gender research, stay connected with scholars across the Pittsburgh region, and meet some new colleagues. The presentations will be approximately 15 minutes each, to give plenty of time for discussion and networking. Register for the zoom link, then grab your lunch and your laptop and join us!” More about PGSC: The Pittsburgh Gender Schola ...

Fri

Nov 13

+ Add to Calendar 11/13/2020 8:00AM 11/13/2020 9:00AM America/New_York LIVESTREAM: Women Business Leaders Breakfast Over a decade ago Newlin Archinal left a career in broadcast journalism with several Emmy nominations under her belt and pivoted into a career in wealth management. Today she is the Managing Partner and Founder of 4Rivers Wealth Management, a fee-only wealth management firm based in Pittsburgh, PA. After covering major stories including the 9/11 attacks and the rescue of the minors at Que Creek Mine, Newlin realized she was driven by a desire to positively impact peoples’ lives, not just cover their stories. Join CWE to hear Newlin speak about making this significant career move and the lessons she learned along the way. To register for the Livestream, CLICK HERE! .Event page: http://www.chatham.edu/events/details.cfm?eventID=28190 Online, Zoom Mitra Saeidi womens-entrepreneurship@chatham.edu

LIVESTREAM: Women Business Leaders Breakfast

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Over a decade ago Newlin Archinal left a career in broadcast journalism with several Emmy nominations under her belt and pivoted into a career in wealth management. Today she is the Managing Partner and Founder of 4Rivers Wealth Management, a fee-only wealth management firm based in Pittsburgh, PA. After covering major stories including the 9/11 attacks and the rescue of the minors at Que Creek Mine, Newlin realized she was driven by a desire to positively impact peoples’ lives, not just cover ...

Tue

Nov 17

+ Add to Calendar 11/17/2020 11:00AM 11/17/2020 12:00PM America/New_York Timeboxing Webinar COVID-19 has accelerated the rate at which employers and employees shift to remote work and has raised questions about remote time management. Timeboxing is a simple time management technique for getting things done remotely. Offered in collaboration with Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council (EMSDC), this virtual interactive webinar will provide tips on efficiently and effectively managing time and streamlining meetings. Business owners will be able to practice Timeboxing steps to apply using their scheduled meetings and events. With Timeboxing, business owners will gain focus, structure, and time in their daily routine. Presenter: Tracey Grace, President & CEO, IBEX IT Business Experts To register for the webinar, CLICK HERE! .Event page: http://www.chatham.edu/events/details.cfm?eventID=28412 Online, Zoom Mitra Saeidi womens-entrepreneurship@chatham.edu

Timeboxing Webinar

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

COVID-19 has accelerated the rate at which employers and employees shift to remote work and has raised questions about remote time management. Timeboxing is a simple time management technique for getting things done remotely. Offered in collaboration with Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council (EMSDC), this virtual interactive webinar will provide tips on efficiently and effectively managing time and streamlining meetings. Business owners will be able to practice Timeboxing steps to appl ...

Tue

Nov 17

+ Add to Calendar 11/17/2020 11:30AM 11/17/2020 12:30PM America/New_York Just Films - Waging Change Waging Change, a new documentary featuring Saru Jayaraman, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda, who have been working tirelessly for One Fair Wage, weaves together the female driven movements that reveal an American workers’ struggle hidden in plain sight– the effort to end the federal tipped minimum wage of $2.13 for restaurant servers and bartenders and the #MeToo movement’s efforts to end sexual harassment. The film shines a spotlight on the challenges faced by restaurant workers trying to feed themselves and their families by intertwining stories of individuals, such as Nataki Rhodes of Chicago, Andrea Velasquez of Detroit and Wardell Harvey of New Orleans with the growing movement to end the tipped minimum wage, spearheaded by One Fair Wage and the Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC-United). Directed by Peabody award winner, Abby Ginzberg, Waging Change helps all consumers see the important role they have to play in ending this two-tiered wage system. The coronavirus epidemic has revealed the extreme challenges confronted by tipped restaurant workers and other tipped workers such as car service drivers and delivery workers. We hope you will consider helping those who have lost their jobs and their livelihoods by donating to the One Fair Wage Emergency Fund, which is providing cash assistance to tipped workers in need, many of whom will not qualify for unemployment benefits. To date, over 60,000 workers have applied to the Fund for help. .Event page: http://www.chatham.edu/events/details.cfm?eventID=28182 Melody Harris m.harris@chatham.edu
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Just Films - Waging Change

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Waging Change, a new documentary featuring Saru Jayaraman, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda, who have been working tirelessly for One Fair Wage, weaves together the female driven movements that reveal an American workers’ struggle hidden in plain sight– the effort to end the federal tipped minimum wage of $2.13 for restaurant servers and bartenders and the #MeToo movement’s efforts to end sexual harassment. The film shines a spotlight on the challenges faced by restaurant workers trying to feed thems ...

Tue

Dec 01

+ Add to Calendar 12/01/2020 1:00PM 12/01/2020 2:00PM America/New_York Introduction to Cybersecurity Webinar Due to COVID-19, many businesses are shifting their business operations online. While this provides flexibility and can broaden the business's reach, it is not without risk. This webinar will provide a deeper understanding of current information and system protection technology and methods. Offered in collaboration with Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council (EMSDC), the webinar will help business owners develop a lifelong passion and appreciation for cybersecurity, which will support future endeavors. The webinar will provide real-world examples of infiltrating attempts and provide best practices to reduce your organization's exposure to cyber threats. Presenter: Tracey Grace, President & CEO, IBEX IT Business Experts To register for the webinar, CLICK HERE! .Event page: http://www.chatham.edu/events/details.cfm?eventID=28413 Online, Zoom Mitra Saeidi womens-entrepreneurship@chatham.edu

Introduction to Cybersecurity Webinar

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Due to COVID-19, many businesses are shifting their business operations online. While this provides flexibility and can broaden the business's reach, it is not without risk. This webinar will provide a deeper understanding of current information and system protection technology and methods. Offered in collaboration with Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council (EMSDC), the webinar will help business owners develop a lifelong passion and appreciation for cybersecurity, which will support fu ...

Fri

Dec 11

+ Add to Calendar 12/11/2020 8:00AM 12/11/2020 9:00AM America/New_York LIVESTREAM: Women Business Leaders Breakfast Tracey Grace seized an opportunity that she found while working as a VP in Corporate America. She took a chance and bet right. Fast forward 8 years, Grace is Founder and CEO of IBEX IT Business Experts, #802 on the INC 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies. A woman of color, negotiating deals with the Military and Federal Government Agencies like NASA while preparing to launch a Software Application nationwide. Hear how she navigates the tech industry and cracked the code on Federal Government Contracting to be one of the most successful women-owned businesses in the country. To register for the Livestream, CLICK HERE! .Event page: http://www.chatham.edu/events/details.cfm?eventID=28414 Online, Zoom Mitra Saeidi womens-entrepreneurship@chatham.edu

LIVESTREAM: Women Business Leaders Breakfast

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Tracey Grace seized an opportunity that she found while working as a VP in Corporate America. She took a chance and bet right. Fast forward 8 years, Grace is Founder and CEO of IBEX IT Business Experts, #802 on the INC 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies. A woman of color, negotiating deals with the Military and Federal Government Agencies like NASA while preparing to launch a Software Application nationwide. Hear how she navigates the tech industry and cracked the code on Federal ...

Tue

Feb 23

+ Add to Calendar 02/23/2021 11:30AM 02/23/2021 12:30PM America/New_York Just Films - (In)Visible Portraits (In)Visible Portraits shatters the too-often invisible otherizing of Black women in America and reclaims the true narrative as told in their own words. .Event page: http://www.chatham.edu/events/details.cfm?eventID=28192 Melody Harris m.harris@chatham.edu
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Just Films - (In)Visible Portraits

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

(In)Visible Portraits shatters the too-often invisible otherizing of Black women in America and reclaims the true narrative as told in their own words.

Tue

Mar 23

+ Add to Calendar 03/23/2021 11:30AM 03/23/2021 12:30PM America/New_York Just Films - Sisters Rising: Native Women Reclaiming Sovereignty “The abhorrent violence that is a constant in the lives of Indigenous peoples impacts Indigenous women first,” says Co-producer Jaida Grey Eagle (Ogala Lakota), “We are on the frontlines of an ongoing legacy of violent colonization, and it is vitally important that the world see and hear us.” Native American women are 2.5 times more likely to experience sexual assault than all other American women. 1 in 3 Native women report having been raped during her lifetime and 86% of the offenses are committed by non-Native men. These perpetrators exploit gaps in tribal jurisdictional authority and target Native women as ‘safe victims’. SISTERS RISING follows six women who refuse to let this pattern of violence continue in the shadows: a tribal cop in the midst of the North Dakota oil boom, an attorney fighting to overturn restrictions on tribal sovereignty, a teacher of Indigenous women’s self-defense, grassroots advocates working to influence legislative change, and the author of the first anti-sex trafficking code to be introduced to a reservation’s tribal court. Their stories shine an unflinching light on righting injustice on both an individual and systemic level. .Event page: http://www.chatham.edu/events/details.cfm?eventID=28193 Melody Harris m.harris@chatham.edu
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Just Films - Sisters Rising: Native Women Reclaiming Sovereignty

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

“The abhorrent violence that is a constant in the lives of Indigenous peoples impacts Indigenous women first,” says Co-producer Jaida Grey Eagle (Ogala Lakota), “We are on the frontlines of an ongoing legacy of violent colonization, and it is vitally important that the world see and hear us.” Native American women are 2.5 times more likely to experience sexual assault than all other American women. 1 in 3 Native women report having been raped during her lifetime and 86% of the offenses are co ...

Tue

Apr 20

+ Add to Calendar 04/20/2021 11:30AM 04/20/2021 12:30PM America/New_York Just Films - Cooked: Survival By Zip Code In the summer of 1995, Chicago experienced an unthinkable disaster, when extremely high humidity and a layer of heat-retaining pollution drove the heat index up to more than 126 degrees. Cooked: Survival by Zip Code tells the story of this tragic heatwave, the most traumatic in U.S. history, in which 739 citizens died over the course of just a single week, most of them poor, elderly, and African American. When peeled away from the shocking headlines the story reveals the less newsworthy but long-term crisis of pernicious poverty, economic, and social isolation and racism. Cooked is a story about life, death, and the politics of crisis in an American city that asks the question: Was this a one-time tragedy, or an appalling trend? .Event page: http://www.chatham.edu/events/details.cfm?eventID=28194 Stream on PBS (free, no code needed), Panel discussion via zoom Melody Harris m.harris@chatham.edu
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Just Films - Cooked: Survival By Zip Code

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

In the summer of 1995, Chicago experienced an unthinkable disaster, when extremely high humidity and a layer of heat-retaining pollution drove the heat index up to more than 126 degrees. Cooked: Survival by Zip Code tells the story of this tragic heatwave, the most traumatic in U.S. history, in which 739 citizens died over the course of just a single week, most of them poor, elderly, and African American. When peeled away from the shocking headlines the story reveals the less newsworthy but lon ...