Chatham News

Chatham University’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship to present “Investing for Your Future: A Necessity, Not a Luxury” on Nov. 11

The presentation is part of the CWE’s
Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series

By: Amanda Leff Ritchie, Senior Public Relations Specialist

PITTSBURGH (October 27, 2011) … The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University (CWE) will host a Nov. 11 Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series event titled “Investing for Your Future: A Necessity, Not a Luxury.” The discussion will be led by Kristina Watts, a Wall Street veteran, and Helen Collins, relationship manager at PNC Wealth Management. The breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the James Laughlin Music Center on the University’s Shadyside Campus.

“Women need to make saving for their future a priority—not an afterthought—especially as more women are starting and growing businesses and moving up the corporate ladders,” says Rebecca Harris, director of the CWE at Chatham.

Advances women have achieved in the last generation, the degree to which women control a rising share of the world’s wealth, and the steps that can be taken to begin or enhance progress towards achieving personal financial security will be discussed.

The $25 admission fee includes a continental breakfast and networking session, which precede the presentation. To register or for more information, visit or call 412-365-1253.


About CWE
The mission of the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University is to educate, create economic opportunities, and foster entrepreneurial thinking for women entrepreneurs, women in business, and students. The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University (CWE) provides opportunities for women entrepreneurs in both new development and growth stages of their businesses to start, develop and significantly grow their companies by utilizing Chatham resources, programs, faculty expertise, and student assistance. CWE also provides programming targeted to local and regional women in business designed to teach women in business how to think and act entrepreneurially by focusing on innovation and creativity within the context of an existing organizational environment. Current and initial funding for CWE provided by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation. Initial funding for Breakfast Series CWE was provided by the Lois Tack Thompson Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation. For more information about programs offered by CWE call 412-365-1253 or visit

About Chatham University
Chatham University prepares students from around the world to help develop solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. Consistently ranked among the top master’s level institutions in the Northeast by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Chatham University is also ranked in the top five percent of graduate-intensive institutions nationally and experienced the fastest-growing enrollment in the Pittsburgh region over the past decade. Founded in 1869, Chatham University includes the Shadyside Campus, with the historic 39-acre Woodland Road arboretum and Chatham Eastside facility; and the 388-acre Eden Hall Campus north of Pittsburgh. For more information, call 800-837-1290 or visit