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Eighth Annual Think Big Forum
"Women Who Lead"

Friday, October 18th, 2013
8 am - Noon
Chatham University Shadyside Campus


Keynote Speaker

Jill Blashack Strahan

Jill Blashack Strahan

Founder & CEO, Tastefully Simple, Inc
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"Small Beginnings & Big Dreams: Three Success Factors"

Maybe you've been in the business world for decades. Or maybe you're thinking about taking the leap into entrepreneurship for the first time.

Whatever your dreams may be, Jill Blashack Strahan can help you take them to the next stage. Though her company started out in a shed with no running water – using a pool table as the packing station – Jill has built Tastefully Simple into a $100 million enterprise and has been recognized as one of the nation's top CEOs by Inc., Fast Company and Pink magazines. So listen as she shares the three success factors for any entrepreneur – and the straightforward philosophy for building a multi–million dollar business.



"Women and Leadership: How to be an effective leader, how to instill trust and loyalty, and how to assess your leadership potential and practices."


Deborah L. Acklin

Deborah L. Acklin

President & CEO of WQED Multimedia
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Ellen M McLean

Ellen M McLean

Interim CEO of the Port Authority of Allegheny County
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Barbara Span

Barbara Span

VP of Global Public Affairs for Western Union
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Bernadette Turner

Bernadette Turner

CEO of Addison Behavioral Care
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Forum Agenda

7:45 AMBreakfast Buffet & Doors Open (the first 100 attendees will receive a free copy of Jill Blashack Strahan's book, "Simply Shine: Stories that Stirred the Fire")
8:00 AMMeet the Speakers
8:30 AMIntroductions and Panel Discussion
9:45 AMNetworking Break
10:15 AMKeynote Speech
11:15 AMClosing





Executive Women's Council of Greater Pittsburgh


Women's Independent Press



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