**This is a Pittsburgh-specific post for those of you who live here (or those of you who want to visit – I DO love visitors).
Right in the heart of my little city, Pittsburgh, we as women in business, have a small jewel. That shining gem is the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham College. The CWE has provided tremendous value to me thus far in my journey whether it be through their programming, speakers series, or the networking possibilities their events create.
Run by Rebecca Harris, 2012 Women in Business Champion of the Year and a seasoned woman in business who at one time owned a mom magazine (before blogs), the CWE is led to understand the needs of women in business on everything from mentorship to continued education and fabulous seminars.
Believe me – I totally understand in order for you to take precious time out of your incredibly busy day, it better be for something really incredible. That may be what I appreciate most about CWE. Their programming is current, relevant, fresh, and runs on time. As a mom, business owner, and community person who needs to cram 30 hours of stuff into 24, I love this fact.
CWE is having their 7th Annual Think Big Forum on Oct 19, 2012 at Chatham College from 8 a.m. until noon, and their keynote speaker is Chanda Bell, creator of Elf on the Shelf. I have had the honor of hearing Chanda speak outside Pittsburgh, and I can promise you that you do not want to miss her in the ‘burgh. If you are woman in business or have an idea for one, Chanda provides tremendous insight through her story and adventure of going to market with Elf on the Shelf.
The half-day event also features Melinda Emerson, Small Biz Lady and Michelle Fabrizi, CEO MARC Advertising, along with an opportunity to discuss finance one-on-one with experts in that area.
Tickets are $50 and can be purchased thought CWE, but I also have 2 pairs of tickets to giveaway to you.
Please leave a comment below (in pink comments box not the Facebook Connect area) including your biggest challenge as a woman in business before noon on October 10, 2012. The winners will be selected at random and will each be able to bring one guest.
Disclaimer: Tickets provided by CWE, but all opinions expressed are mine.