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Becoming a Member

$175 Annually

Veteran's rate available: please contact womens-entrepreneurship@chatham.edu

Chatham alumni rate available: please contact womens-entrepreneurship@chatham.edu

We welcome all women as members - no need to own your own business!

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Members receive the following benefits:

+Member monthly coffee hours and semi-annual member happy hours

Network with other members at coffee shops and other venues in and around the Greater Pittsburgh Area with guest speakers. These educational and networking events will provide members with key insights on leadership, negotiation, entrepreneurship, and strategies for success.

+Free attendance to Center for Women's Entrepreneurship networking and educational events*

This includes the Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series and other workshops and networking events offered on a rotating and intermittent basis. *(Does not include training programs or workshops offered through Chatham's Women's Business Center.)

+Live streaming & on-demand recordings of select Center networking and educational events

Members gain access to the live stream of our monthly breakfast series and annual events, as well as recorded speaker presentations from networking events and workshops.

+Free attendance to Prototyping & Design Lab workshops

The Prototyping & Design Lab is located at Chatham University's Eastside campus on the second floor, adjacent to the Center for Women's Entrepreneurship Hub. The Lab is open to community-based women entrepreneurs as well as Chatham University students, faculty and staff who are interested in designing and prototyping physical products. The Lab provides access to digital fabrication tools in an inclusive environment to inspire creativity and innovation.

The Lab features a variety of easy-to-use tools and equipment from local startups and established companies. It contains small creative and crafts materials, and flexible small-space tools such as a multi-functional 3D desktop printer, sewing machines, microcontrollers, robotics kits, other fine machining and textile processing tools.

A variety of local subject matter experts will facilitate hands-on workshops at the Lab in addition to webinars and hours by appointment. Entrepreneurs and students can test and iterate their prototypes at the Lab with guidance from these experts. This allows them to prototype their products as a first step toward commercialization in the most efficient way using lean entrepreneurship and design thinking principles.

See a list of upcoming workshops at https://www.chatham.edu/cwe/student/prototyping

+Member of the Month feature & consumer feedback program

Submit your information to be featured on the home page of our website, in our community newsletters, and at our events for a month! Featured members also have the opportunity to gain direct consumer feedback on your pitch, product, or service at the monthly coffee hour and online.

+Online Member Directory

Access to member contact information and business information for referrals and networking.

+Discounted Subscription to the Pittsburgh Business Times

Subscribe to the Pittsburgh Business Times for just $100 (save $21) and receive 52 weeks of the Weekly Edition plus complete digital access to the Morning and Afternoon Edition emails. The Business Times includes breaking news, leads and information to help you grow your business.

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