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Chatham hosts entrepreneurial workshop and open house for women

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The Center for Women's Entrepreneurship (CWE) at Chatham University is offering a series of cutting-edge programs for women in business this fall.

Business women are important catalysts in job market today, claiming ownership of 10.1 million firms in the U.S. and employing more than 13 million people, notes Rebecca Harris, director. "CWE encourages women in business to focus on innovation and creativity within the context of their existing organizational environments."

This weekend, Saturday, Aug. 15, CWE and SCORE Pittsburgh are partnering to present a Small Business Basics Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on campus. Topics include business planning, financing marketing and legal issues. The cost is $30; $20 for female veterans. To register, click here.

On Monday, Aug. 24, CWE will hold an Open House from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Howe-Childs Gatehouse at Chatham. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet with staff and instructors and learn about programs and services for women in business. Those who enroll will receive a 10 percent discount toward fall registration classes. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, click here.

Looking ahead, the 4th Annual Think Big Forum at Chatham University will be held on Friday, Oct. 23. The day-long program, for women in business and business owners, encourages out-of-the-box thinking in this global economy, staying competitive and anticipating economic trends.

For more information or to register, click here.

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