Chatham University

Upcoming Events

  • Jun
    01

    P&D Lab Hours

    11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Contact our office at womens-entrepreneurship@chatham.edu to make an appointment or for more information.

    Members of the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship and Chatham Students, Faculty, and Staff can make a free appointment to come in and use any of the following lab equipment*:

    - Carvey 3D carving machine (requires a .STL file, preferably produced in the free program Easel)
    - BoXZY 3D printer and laser engraver (requires a .STL file, preferably produced in the free program TinkerCAD)
    - Industrial Serger
    - Straight Stitch Sewing Machine
    - Embroidery Machine
    - 3D Scanner
    - LilyPad Arduino
    - Hummingbird Duo


    *(the Center may require you view a tutorial prior to your session: use of the Carvey and/or the BoXZY will require you to email us a compatible .stl file prior to your appointment). If you prefer to have an expert on hand to assist you, we can connect you with an expert during your selected time at an additional cost to you.

  • Jul
    25

    Small Business Summer School with Google - Webinar

    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    We are excited to team up with Google, Constant Contact, LinkedIn and Vistaprint on July 25th at 12 pm EST to host a live-stream webinar to teach businesses how to standout online, build customer relationships and get ready for a successful holiday season. Register now and receive the link to the live-stream in your inbox on July 25th to enjoy this free webinar!

  • Aug
    02

    Financing Your Business Workshop

    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    As a part of the Empowering Women in Communities Program supported by the PNC Foundation, CWBC is pleased to offer this workshop in partnership with the Diversity Business Resource Center, Urban Innovation21, Riverside Center for Innovation, and Colab18.
    Programming will be facilitated by Jonnet Solomon, Founder & CEO of J. Solomon and Associates, LLC.

  • Aug
    30

    Managing the Financial Operations of your Business

    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    As a part of the Empowering Women in Communities Program supported by the PNC Foundation, CWBC is pleased to offer this workshop in partnership with the Diversity Business Resource Center, Urban Innovation21, Riverside Center for Innovation, and Colab18.
    Programming will be facilitated by Jonnet Solomon, Founder & CEO of J. Solomon and Associates, LLC.

  • Sep
    14

    Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series: A Woman on the Move – the Business of the Port Authority

    08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
    Katharine Kellemen, CEO of the Port Authority of Allegheny County, will discuss our region's transit system and what changes we can expect under her leadership. Additionally, Kellemen will touch on the vital role of transit in strengthening our communities.

  • Oct
    02

    Concept to Launch

    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    "Concept to Launch" is a 6-week entrepreneurial training program for women in the early stages of starting a business, with classes focusing on: • Developing the business concept • Identifying target customers and markets • Marketing strategies • Foundational operations of your business • Basic financials • Legal business entities • Developing and delivering your "pitch" • Explanation of business plan types

  • Nov
    03

    Learn. Grow. Connect. A Conference for Women in Business

    08:30 AM - 01:00 PM
    AGENDA

    8:30AM Registration & Continental Breakfast

    9:00AM Welcome

    9:00-10:15AM Morning Session 1 (Parallel Sessions)

    Session A: Client Relationship Manager (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and Point of Sale (POS) Software. This session will cover the differences between these systems and why they are important, how to select the right system and software for your business, and how to prepare for implementation.

    Session B: Exit Strategies. This session will cover different types of exits, when and how to start planning for an exit, due diligence items to start now, business valuation, and finding a buyer.

    10:15-10:30AM Coffee Break

    10:30-11:45AM Morning Session 2 (Parallel Sessions)
    Session C: Cybersecurity. This session will cover why cybersecurity is a concern, areas of vulnerability for small businesses and how they can protect themselves, and the small business responsibilities when handling customer data.

    Session D: Benefits and Compensation Packages, Human Resources. This session will cover how to acquire benefits for your employees and why, how to create compensation packages, and general HR must-haves.

    11:45AM-12:15PM Lunch

    12:15-1:00PM General Session: Growing Your Market
    Identifying & Evaluating New Markets for Growth