Chatham University

About Us

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 women for 145 years, The Center for Women's Entrepreneurship at Chatham University has provided quality education and training for women entrepreneurs since 2005.

Our Team

Rebecca Harris, MBA

Rebecca Harris, MBA

Executive Director
Center for Women's Entrepreneurship at Chatham University
412-365-1301
rharris@chatham.edu

Rebecca has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, consultant, and marketing specialist. She has started and managed a number of businesses, consulted on business development, marketing, sales management and strategic planning, and has worked for several non-profit organizations.

Rebecca holds an MBA in marketing from The Fox School of Business at Temple University and a bachelor of science degree in communication studies from Northwestern University.

Anne Flynn Schlicht, MBS

Anne Flynn Schlicht, MBS

Director
Chatham's Women's Business Center
This position serves as Assistant Director of the Center for Women's Entrepreneurship at Chatham University
412-365-1153
aschlicht@chatham.edu

Anne joined the Center in September 2006. Anne received her Masters of Business Studies in Entrepreneurship from the University of Limerick, Ireland and a Best Practice in Teaching Entrepreneurship Certificate from the University of Cambridge, UK. Anne brings a wealth of international experience as a professor of entrepreneurship and as a business consultant. Anne has presented at seminars and conferences internationally on the topic of entrepreneurship education and women entrepreneurs. In January 2005, Anne was chosen as the second "Rooney International Visiting Scholar," which facilitated her move to the US.

Patricia Decker, MPW

Patricia Decker, MPW

Operations Manager
Center for Women's Entrepreneurship and Chatham's Women's Business Center
412-365-2779
pdecker@chatham.edu

Patricia has worked with numerous non-profit organizations in Europe, Latin America, and Southeast Asia, assisting with project management, marketing and fundraising efforts, and website development.

Patricia holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics and Spanish from Coe College and a master of professional writing degree from Chatham University.

Nazli Saka, Ed.M., J.D.

Nazli Saka, ED.M., JD

Community & Student Engagement Manager
Center for Women's Entrepreneurship at Chatham University
412-365-1384
n.saka@chatham.edu

Prior to joining the Center, Nazli assisted startups and small businesses with intellectual property issues as a licensed attorney in Boston. She is a StartingBloc social innovation fellow and an alum of Coro Pittsburgh's Women in Leadership XX cohort.

Nazli holds a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, an Ed.M. from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a B.S. from Yale University. She also holds a Business Incubation Management certificate from the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA).