PITTSBURGH: Chatham’s Women’s Business Center, hosted by The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University, was selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration as the 2018 Women’s Business Center of the Year. The SBA announced their National Small Business Week awardees on March 20, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Each year since 1963, the President has issued a proclamation declaring National Small Business Week, and on April 29-30 to kick of the week, the SBA will present awards to state and national winners in Washington, D.C.
According to SBA Pittsburgh District Director Dr. Kelly Hunt “Chatham is so deserving of this award. They have a myriad of programs and workshops specifically geared towards women’s business ownership and mitigating their unique entrepreneurship obstacles. It’s appropriate they were notified in March, which is Women’s History Month.”
Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) represent a national network of over 100 educational centers throughout the United States and its territories, which are designed to assist women in starting and growing small businesses. WBCs seek to “level the playing field” for women entrepreneurs, who still face unique obstacles in the business world.