Chatham News

Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship presents talk on lack of women leadership roles

PITTSBURGH – The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship (CWE) at Chatham University will host Tacy Byham, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of Development Dimensions International (DDI), for the discussion and presentation, Lead Like a Girl, a talk focused on the lack of women in leadership roles despite their ability to create higher levels of financial performance when in these positions.

The event May 8, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. in the Welker Room in the James Laughlin Music Center on the Shadyside campus of Chatham University.  The event is open to the public as part of CWE’s monthly Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series.  Register on the CWE website.

About Dr. Tacy Byham:
Dr. Byham has gained recognition as an expert in unique solutions to address talent management challenges, in which she uses development planning and customized leadership solutions to maximize growth for individuals across the leadership pipeline.   Additionally, Byham is an accomplished author and has recently published her new book, Your First Leadership Job, with co-author Rick Wellins.   She is currently senior vice president for Development Dimensions International (DDI).

About the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship
The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University creates economic opportunities for women through entrepreneurial education and training, mentoring, and networking. Building on Chatham University’s tradition of educating world-ready women for over 120 years, The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University has provided quality education and training for women entrepreneurs since 2005. Current funding for The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University has been provided by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, the PNC Foundation, and the Alcoa Foundation. Initial funding was provided by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and the Lois Tack Thompson Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation. For more information about programs offered by The Center call 412-365-1253 or visit

About Chatham University
Now fully coed, Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA, has over 2,100 students in the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability; and the School of Arts, Science and Business. Chatham is the alma mater of environmental icon Rachel Carson, and is recognized as a leader in the field of sustainability, having been named to Sierra magazine’s list of top 20 “cool schools” and mentioned in Forbes as one of the places “contributing to Pittsburgh’s transformation into a destination for green living.” Building on these accomplishments, Chatham opened in 2014 the world’s first fully sustainable campus in higher education: the net zero, Eden Hall Campus. Consistently ranked as a best college by “U.S. News & World Report”, Chatham earned the highest ranking among western Pennsylvania institutions in the “Regional Universities – North” category for 2015. More information at

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