Lucky You – CWE Think Big Forum

**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.

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  • Dr. G October 3, 2012, 8:16 PM

    I would love to win those tickets, the event sounds wonderful! My biggest challenge in my business so far is hiring the right help. Knowing which women can meet my needs, grow with my business and be a good fit with compatible skills and a similar vision!
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  • Shari Zatman October 4, 2012, 1:06 PM

    I would love the tickets! One of the big challenges for me does relate to time for marketing and PR. I always say owning a business is 50% working in the business and 50% working on the business. I want to make sure my clients are well taken care of, but there is always more I could be doing for marketing and promotion to let people know about the great job we are doing and what we can do for them. I agree with Rachel, if there we only 30 hours in a day…

  • Chaton October 5, 2012, 7:42 AM

    I’d love the tickets too! My biggest challenge as a woman in business is being heard. Even in these PC times, people sometimes humor women in meetings. They are polite and give you time to express your opinion, but they don’t actually pay attention to what you’re saying. Then a man repeats your thoughts and he’s declared a “genius”. It’s frustrating. I have learned techniques to overcome that, but it remains a challenge. And it’s one that I believe is a gender specific one.
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  • Selena Murphy October 5, 2012, 3:57 PM

    My biggest challegne as a women in business is knowing how to run a business and seeking resources to better my business. I am totally new as a business owner. I some days maybe I took on more than I can handle. I am trying to find more time to devote to my business, and still have the time for family, my other jobs, and friends. Some days are overwhelming, and I realize I am not doing well as others in this business, because they have more time. But I am keeping at it because it is truly what I want to do.


  • Rachel October 5, 2012, 4:13 PM

    My biggest challenge as a female entrepreneur is time management. I struggle with a work life balance most every day.