Registration & Breakfast available
|James Laughlin Music Center, Chatham University
The Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series features prominent regional women business leaders speaking on a variety of progressive business topics. Casual networking and a continental breakfast precede engaging and interactive presentations on topics essential for women in business such as innovative entrepreneurship, strategic business growth, unique marketing strategies, and logistical business planning.
Upcoming Dates & Speakers
Friday, January 11
Effective Advertising for your Business
Looking to expand your customer base? Currently advertising but interested in knowing how to evaluate your efforts or better reach your target market? Hear from a panel of experts in newspaper, magazine, radio, and cable about their demographics and their efforts to reach consumers with effective advertisements to understand how to best leverage their networks for your business.
Friday, February 08
Celebrating Remarkable Women Entrepreneurs During Black History Month
Come and honor the work of women entrepreneurs in our community. A panel of African-American women business owners will share their successes, their stories, their big wins, and what they would do differently.
Friday, March 08
Pittsburgh’s Million Dollar Women-Owned Businesses
The Women's President's Organization will moderate a panel of exceptional women entrepreneurs about how they founded their companies, their successes, their biggest obstacles, lessons learned, and their future plans for growth. Only 1.7% of all women-owned businesses get to the million dollar mark, come to hear the “secret sauce” from a few women founders who have made it there!
Friday, April 12
Best Practices & Lessons Learned From Women in Finance at the Top
Come hear two women in finance discuss their journeys through the ranks in the financial realm, providing real insights and perspectives and answering questions including how they did it, whether or not they had mentors along the way that opened doors for them, and how they handled road blocks.
EVP, Head of Commercial Banking, PNC
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Stephanie graduated from Chatham in 1990 with a degree in International Business and is the Head of Commercial Banking at PNC. Prior to joining PNC, she was senior vice president of market strategy and planning for Lender's Service, Inc., a mortgage subsidiary of Merrill Lynch Credit Corp. Stephanie began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, working with audit, tax, and management consulting practices.
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Nancy received her BA in Political Science from Chatham in 1963 and her MA from Syracuse University in1965. She was the Managing Director and Treasurer of Global Corporate Investment Bank North America for Citigroup New York, Citibank, and retired from this position in February 2000. From 1982 to 1991 she was VP of Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, where she was Manager of Global Funding and Liquidity for Corporate Bank for London, Europe, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and North America.