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Upcoming Events

  • Nov

    CWE Holiday New Membership Discount

    06:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    For the Holiday Season CWE is offering 25% off the cost of New Membership! CLICK HERE!

    Promo Code CWEHoliday23 Offer Expires 1/10/2024

  • Jan

    CWE Open House : In-Person

    09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Come meet the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship (CWE) staff in-person and learn about our programs for entrepreneurs and small business owners, including free business counseling and technical assistance, business resources, training programs and membership. Light refreshments provided. Free parking.

    9:00 - 9:30AM: Networking & Refreshments
    9:30 - 10:00AM: CWE Introduction, Programming & Membership
    10:00 - 10:15AM: CWE Member Success Story, Casey Kilroy, owner & founder of The Pittsburgh Worsh Company
    10:15 - 10:30AM: Networking and Tour of Prototyping & Design Lab

    To register for the Open House, CLICK HERE!

  • Jan

    Webinar: Five Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started My Business

    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
    Starting your business is exciting, but sometimes, it can feel daunting to figure out where to start. When Lillian Rafson launched her company Pack Up + Go, and Ayeshah Abuelhiga launched Mason Dixie Foods, they were blissfully unaware of some of the challenges they would face as entrepreneurs, as well as how gratifying the process would be for them. In this webinar, Rafson and Abuelhiga will walk attendees through five core lessons they have learned that every new business owner should know before setting out on their entrepreneurial journey. Presenters: Lillian Rafson, Founder and CEO of Pack Up + Go & Ayeshah Abuelhiga Founder & CEO of Mason Dixie Foods
    To register for the Webinar, CLICK HERE!

  • Jan

    Digital Service Training Series: Websites that Work - Turning Visits into Value

    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    This four-part training series is designed for small business owners interested in understanding the essence of creating effective websites. The series not only covers the foundational aspects of website strategy but also dives deep into advanced strategies that make websites stand out. Through a blend of lectures, collaborative discussions, and real-world applications, business owners will gain comprehensive insights into website creation, ensuring their digital presence aligns with their business goals. The goal of this series is for business owners to leave with a website they’ve built that brings value to their business.

    The training series will run on Tuesdays from 1:00PM-3:00PM on January 23, January 30, February 13 and February 20 at Chatham University Eastside Building. This is a hands-on, interactive training series and participants are expected to attend all four sessions. After each training session participants will be asked to complete an assignment before the next session.

    To participate in this training series, you must have access to a laptop and have a website domain established. The training series is limited to 15 participants. Any size business is welcome. The training series is in-person and is not recorded.

    - Session 1 - January 23: Introduction to Website Strategy (Platform Analysis, Brand Position, User Intent, and Data Analysis).
    - Session 2 - January 30: Website Strategy Deep Dive (Real-world website strategy challenges and experiences, performance tracking).
    - Session 3 - February 13: Website Tools and Beyond (ADA Compliance, Mobile Responsiveness, Social Media, Cybersecurity, Digital Marketing, Intellectual Property, E-commerce, and Digital Asset Creation).
    - Session 4 - February 20: Website Review & Feedback (Present and Review each participants’ website and provide feedback on improving website strategy, website design and optimization).

    Meesha Gerhart, CEO, RedTree Web Designs
    Auldyn Matthews-McGee, Founder, Auldyn Matthews Consulting, LLC & Assistant Teaching Professor at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

    To register for the Training Series, CLICK HERE!

  • Feb

    Training Series: QuickBooks Online

    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    QuickBooks Online is a cloud-based monthly subscription service that allows access to financial and accounting data online and seamlessly integrates with many other applications. This training series will consist of three training webinars to help business owners:

    1- Establish and navigate QuickBooks Online.
    2- Enter transactions and reconcile bank statements.
    3- Run reports.

    However large your business is, having accurate and current financial data is vital for evaluating performance, accessing financial reports, and sharing information with partners, investors, and lenders.

    To participate in this training series, you must have created a QuickBooks Online account. The training series is limited to 15 participants. Any size business is welcome. This online training is not recorded.
    *** For NEW Accounts Only – CWE has a discount for QuickBooks Online. Contact Mitra @ for discount promo code.

    Meeting #1 - February 6: The step-by-step process for QuickBooks Online will start with adding business information, setting up the beginning balance sheet, adding customer and vendor information, and inputting business checking account data.
    Meeting #2 – February 13: Learn how to balance your checking account in QuickBooks Online, create client invoices, pay vendors, group sales into categories, and generate project-specific reports.
    Meeting #3 - February 20: Master QuickBooks Online Reporting functions. The session will cover generating reports for accounts receivable, sales, accounts payable, profit and loss, comparison, and much more. With the skills gained through participation in this training series, submitting year-end data to a CPA for a tax return will be painless. The instructor will provide a list of items to prepare for each session and individualized support setting up your system.

    Melanie Ansell, President/Owner | My Business Builders LLC

    To register for the Training Series, CLICK HERE!

  • Feb

    Concept to Launch - Online

    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    "Concept to Launch" is a 6-week entrepreneurial training program for entrepreneurs in the early stages of starting a business.
    Dates: Six Wednesday evenings from 6-8 PM starting on February 21 and ending on March 27.
    The Spring program will be offered Online Only and offered at a reduced rate of $55. The program is capped at 25 participants.
    Required: Zoom capable device and internet access to participate for remaining classes.
    Certificate of Completion will be awarded to participants who complete four or more classes live.

    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”

    Facilitator: Lillian Rafson, Founder and CEO of Pack Up + Go

    To view the syllabus for the Concept to Launch program: Click here

    To Register for the program Click Here.