|8:00 - 9:00 am
Registration & Breakfast available
at 7:30 am
|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, September 13
Innovative Leadership & Change: Why Organizations Can’t Thrive without Change
Come hear what one of the largest and oldest nonprofit organizations is doing to ensure that it can continue to meet community needs by 1) making it personal 2) knowing and working your magic 3) partnering with diverse groups and 4) innovate, innovate, innovate.
Leading a nonprofit organization (or any organization) to success requires that you constantly innovate and work through change. Despite the economy performing well over the last several years, charitable giving, particularly among middle-income earners, is rapidly declining. How do you counter negative trends and not remain the organization of your grandmother?
Bobbi Watt Geer
President & CEO , United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania
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On 1 July 2019, Bobbi Watt Geer assumed the role of President & CEO of United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania. This appointment comes after a 30+ year career in the nonprofit sector. Bobbi served previously in a variety of leadership positions within United Way, including Senior Vice President of Administration and Regional Vice President of United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Prior to the organization’s merger, she was President & CEO of United Way of Westmoreland County, serving Westmoreland, Fayette and a portion of Armstrong Counties. Her extensive nonprofit experience includes serving as the chief operating officer for United Way of Westmoreland County, the former president of The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County, development and public relations director for St. Anne Home and in a variety of roles with the American Heart Association. She has been involved with many community committees and boards, including serving as the immediate past chair of the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership Advisory Team and president of the Franklin Regional Panther Foundation. Bobbi holds a doctoral degree in public administration and public policy from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and earned her master’s degree in nonprofit management from Robert Morris University.