Chatham University

Upcoming Events

  • Feb
    25

    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.

    Dates: Six Monday evenings from 6-8pm on Feb 25; March 4, 11, 18, and 25th; and April 1st.

    Classes focus 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”

    To view the syllabus for the Concept to Launch program: Click Here. A limited number of partial, need-based scholarships are available through a generous partnership with Bridgeway Capital. APPLY HERE

  • Feb
    27

    Learn to Screen Print with a Vinyl Cutter!

    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    In this workshop, learn how to use a vinyl cutter (with a computer) to screen print your own posters and tote bags. CNC (computer numerical controlled) vinyl cutters can also be used to create stickers, acrylic signage, and heat pressed decals for t-shirts!

  • Mar
    06

    Webinar: Understanding Google Analytics - March Marketing Madness Series

    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    Join us for this webinar as part of our March Marketing Madness Webinar Series.
    This webinar is designed to teach you the basics of Google Analytics and how to optimize your website using analytics data. Through this webinar, you will learn, where your website traffic comes from, your "bounce rate" and why it is important, what webpages your visitors click on and when they leave your website, and how to create a structured plan based on analytics data. Leave educated, informed, and inspired for 2019!
    Presented by Graeme Cohen, founder of GBC Marketing consulting
    All registered attendees will receive a recording of the webinar.

  • Mar
    08

    Pittsburgh’s Million Dollar Women-Owned Businesses: A Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series

    07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
    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!

  • Mar
    11

    Excel Webinar Series: Introduction to Excel

    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    This introductory session serves as the foundation for all other Excel functions.
    Topics covered include:
    - Excel configuration
    - Data entry
    - Formatting
    - Search
    - Replace
    - Tips and tricks to work more efficiently in Excel
    ***No experience needed***
    Offered in Partnership with Chatham’s Business & Entrepreneurship Department.
    Presenter: Rachel Henry, Chatham Student and Business & Entrepreneurship Department Assistant

  • Mar
    12

    Learn to use the Glowforge 3D Laser Printer

    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Learn how to use the Glowforge 3D Laser Printer that uses a beam of light the width of a human hair to cut, engrave, and shape designs from a variety of materials. Bring a digital image file (.jpg, .pdf, .png, .svg) OR your laptop, high contrast images work best. We will provide the materials! To get an idea of the possibilities, watch the short video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=ysCaqh38JVQ

  • Mar
    13

    Webinar: Optimizing Your Website for Google Search - March Marketing Madness Series

    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    Join us for this webinar as part of our March Marketing Madness Webinar Series.
    This webinar is designed to teach you how to utilize freely available information to optimize your own website for better search visibility. Through this webinar, you will learn what keywords you should use, average ad spends for your industry, top keywords for your competitors, and how well your competitors are positioned in search rankings. Leave with a structured outline of your top ten keywords and feel educated, informed, and inspired for 2019!
    Presented by Graeme Cohen, founder of GBC Marketing consulting
    All registered attendees will receive a recording of the webinar.

  • Mar
    18

    Excel Webinar Series: Learning Pivot Tables and Formulas

    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    This session will outline how to get the most out of data in Excel.
    We will cover how to make pivot tables and use formulas, and discover how they can be useful for visualizing and interpreting data efficiently and meaningfully.

    Offered in Partnership with Chatham’s Business & Entrepreneurship Department.

    Presenter: Rachel Henry, Chatham Student and Business & Entrepreneurship Department Assistant

  • Mar
    18

    Workshop: HR Basics for Start-Up and Small Businesses

    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    Is your organization in the process of growing, or do you have plans to grow your organization over the next three years?
    This workshop will help to cover some of the HR Basics that your organizations needs to ensure that you are HR compliant.
    We will cover, recruitment ideas for small businesses, paperwork for new hires, policy basics, and benefit basics.

    This workshop is offered in partnership with Paramount Co-op

    Presented by Jessica Eberley, HRT Solutions

  • Mar
    20

    Webinar: Social Media Listening & How to Create Content for Your Audience - March Marketing Madness Series

    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    Join us for this webinar as part of our March Marketing Madness Webinar Series.
    This webinar will focus on how you can reach your audience by “listening” online and how you can create better content for your brand based on what you learn. You will learn how to create a content calendar for your business and how to get more engagement around your brand online. You will be able to ask questions to better understand how to reach your audience authentically online.

    Presenter: Krystle Grandy, Founder of KGrandy Media Co .
    All registered attendees will receive a recording of the webinar.

  • Mar
    20

    Breakfast Seminar: Thinking Beyond National Borders – A Discussion with Canada’s Consul General, Phyllis Yaffe

    08:30 AM - 10:00 AM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    Chatham University and The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship is delighted to welcome Canada’s Consul General, Phyllis Yaffe to Chatham University Shadyside Campus on Wednesday March 20th.

    In this era of rapid globalization, entrepreneurs need to consider how international trade agreements and commerce impact their company’s growth and strategic direction.
    Canada’s Consul General, Phyllis Yaffe will discuss the need for business leaders to think beyond national borders when developing growth strategy, drawing on her own experience as a corporate leader and as Canada’s representative to Pennsylvania. She will also address the specific challenges that women entrepreneurs face and how Canada and the US are working together to ensure that the benefits of international trade extend to all.
    Presenter: Phyllis Yaffe, Canada’s Consul General

  • Mar
    25

    Excel Webinar Series: Learning Macros

    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    Learn how to make Excel work for you, and how to work more efficiently than ever before.
    We will learn the basics of macros as well as two different ways to create them.

    Offered in Partnership with Chatham’s Business & Entrepreneurship Department.

    Presenter: Rachel Henry, Chatham Student and Business & Entrepreneurship Department Assistant

  • Apr
    12

    Best Practices & Lessons Learned From Women in Finance at the Top: A Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series

    07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
    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.

  • Apr
    24

    Webinar: Sales Tax after June of 2018 #Game Changer

    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    While the new income tax law grabs headlines, for small business owners there was another big 2018 tax change. This change involves a Supreme Court decision on sales tax. The ruling expands states ability to levy sales tax on out of state purchasers. So now small business owners will need to understand sales tax anywhere they sell, not just where they are located. This is especially difficult, because each state is now figuring out how they want to proceed. This webinar will talk about how businesses in Pennsylvania collect and pay sales tax now and what they need to prepare for going forward.