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10th Annual Think Big Forum to highlight products or services made by women, for women.

PITTSBURGH—The tenth annual Think Big Forum hosted by the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University will focus on “By Women, For Women: Celebrating 10 Years of Entrepreneurship in Pittsburgh.” Speakers are women entrepreneurs from the Greater Pittsburgh Area whose products or services have made a difference for women. They include: Cara Jones-Harries, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Marinus Analytics, Nicole Narvaez Manns, Founder and Owner of Nikki’s Magic Wand, Rohini Shah, Founder of Blu Salt, and Sophia Berman and Laura West, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, respectively, of Trusst Lingerie.

These remarkable women will share their experiences on building a business, including identifying a market niche, developing a unique value proposition, bringing a product or service to market, and dealing with the competition at the evening forum to be held on Tuesday, October 13th from 5:00pm-8:00pm at Chatham University’s Shadyside Campus. The cost to attend is $45.

The forum begins with a speaker networking reception from 5-6pm, providing attendees with a chance to meet and talk with the speakers personally, followed by the main speaking portion of the forum.  For more information or to register for this event, visit the Think Big website or call 412-365-1253.

Sponsors of the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship include PNC Bank, UPMC Health Plan, UPS, and Enterprise Bank. Media sponsors of the Center include Pittsburgh Business Times, Pittsburgh Magazine, and 90.5fm WESA. Comcast is a media sponsor for this event.

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 a Top 50 Green College by the Princeton Review, ranked on Sierra magazine’s list of top 25 “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, 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. Learn more at