Chatham University

Upcoming Events

  • Dec

    Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series

    07:30 AM - 09:30 AM
    Lani Lazzari founded Simple Sugars, an all-natural skincare line for sensitive skin in 2005, at the age of 11. Now 25 years old, she has grown the business into a multimillion-dollar company. After appearing on Shark Tank in 2013, Simple Sugars experienced extreme overnight growth, but that was only the beginning and not the secret to Simple Sugars' success. Lani will share her story of growing Simple Sugars, handling the aftermath of an extreme growth spike and the increased focus on online sales.
    To register for the breakfast, CLICK HERE!

  • Jan

    2020 CWE Open House, Coffee & Networking

    08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Come meet CWE staff and learn about our programs for women business owners, including free business counseling, technical assistance, business training programs, workshops, and membership.
    Enjoy coffee and pastries provided by CWE client Elsa Santos, Owner of Azorean Cafe, and networking with local business owners.
    8:30-9 AM Coffee & Networking
    9-9:45 AM CWE Introduction, Programming, Membership
    9:45-10 AM Azorean Cafe Success Story

    To register for the workshop, CLICK HERE!

  • Jan

    Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series

    07:30 AM - 09:30 AM
    Join two-time James Beard Award semifinalist, Meredith Meyer Grelli, for an energetic look at the 8-year growth of her companies, Wigle Whiskey and Threadbare Cider & Mead. With 2 businesses, 7 locations, 1 book, 1 non-profit and more than 150 new products launched, Meredith has been busy since her last CWE breakfast series talk in 2015. Wigle’s spirits are distributed throughout the country and the distillery has been the most awarded Craft Whiskey Distillery in the US for four straight years.

    To register for the Breakfast, CLICK HERE!

  • Jan

    Workshop: Building Your Website - Learn the Basics

    05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    Building a website that represents your brand can be difficult and overwhelming. We all know how important it is, so come and learn some basics that will help you feel more confident and less overwhelmed by the task of creating a website. This workshop will touch on the following:
    - Differences in website platforms (e.g. WIX, WordPress, Shopify)
    - Audience Research
    - Determine Differentiators
    - Identifying & Incorporating Keywords
    - Agency versus Freelancers for Website Design
    - Cost-Effective Tools & Strategies

    Presenter: Meesha Gerhart, Owner of RedTree Web Design.

    To register for the workshop, CLICK HERE!

  • Jan

    Workshop: Legal Basic Bootcamp

    05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
    In this workshop, presented by Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP, topics covered include business formation and legal structure, contracts, employment & independent contractors, insurance & indemnification, intellectual property, and how to protect your brand and products.

    Registration and Networking begins at 5:30pm.
    Presentation Starts at 6pm.

    To register for the workshop, CLICK HERE!

  • Jan

    Workshop: Build Your Business

    08:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Offered in partnership with Pittsburgh SCORE, the center will present a Build Your Business Workshop for women interested in starting or expanding their business. Business experts and seasoned entrepreneurs will discuss the following topics: business planning, marketing and sales, financing, legal issues and business lessons learned.
    A continental breakfast will be provided.
    To register for the workshop, CLICK HERE!

  • Feb

    Concept to Launch

    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    "Concept to Launch" is a 6-week entrepreneurial training program for women in the early stages of starting a business.

    Dates: Six Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm starting on February 4th and ending on March 10th.

    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 and HRT Solutions. To apply for the scholarship, Click Here!

    To register for Concept to Launch, CLICK HERE!