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Midwife Center’s Open House

November 29, 2011 By: admin Category: Consumer Education, Events

Christine Haas, Executive Director


P I T T S B U R G H –The Midwife Center is pleased to invite the community to come see its newly renovated birth suites at its open house on Tuesday, December 13th from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at its Strip District location. The event will feature tours of the birth center and refreshments.

“We are excited to welcome our clients, supporters, and the community to see the updates to our birth center and learn about our services,” says Midwife Center Executive Director, Christine Haas. “We are thrilled with the success of our recent fundraising campaign that allowed us to update our center.”

The Midwife Center anticipates more than 300 babies to be born with the practice in 2011 and more than 350 in 2012 (up from 244 in 2010). More than half of the babies born with the practice are born at its state-licensed birth center, which features three nature-themed birth suites: the ocean room, forest room, and desert room. The remaining births occur at the Center’s primary referral hospital, UPMC Mercy.

TMC’s mission is to provide exceptional woman-centered pregnancy, birth, and well-woman care in southwestern Pennsylvania’s only independent birth center. Since its inception in 1982 nearly 4500 babies have been born with The Midwife Center. The facility is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and is accredited by the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers.

The Center accepts most insurance plans and is a member organization of Adagio Health, Inc., which enables it to provide care to women on a sliding fee scale. The Center is a private, non-profit practice supported in part by patient fees, United Way Contributor’s Choice, and tax-deductible contributions from individuals, businesses and foundations.
More information about The Midwife Center can be found on its new website www.midwifecenter.org

October Events

October 02, 2011 By: admin Category: Consumer Education, Events

Remembering Hiroshima: Imagining Peace
There are a whole series of events happening this fall:

October 2: film showing “Barefoot Gen 2” CMU, Doherty Hall 2315.

October 12: Junko Kayashige, a Hibakusha (survivor) and artist, will speak at CMU, Porter Hall 100 as part of CMU’s “Two Weeks of Peace.”

October 19: Town hall meeting Grappling with Nuclear Power, University of Pittsburgh, O’Hara Student Center Ballroom, 4024 O’Hara St.

October 24 – 28: Singing Tree Project with Laurie Marshall at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.

October 4 - Greater Pittsburgh Business & Professional Women’s Meeting - 6pm - 8pm, Max’s Allegheny Tavern Suissman St. - RSVP. 412.480.5247

Go Pink at Panera
Location: Pittsburgh-area Paneras

October 4: 100% of the Pink Ribbon Bagel proceeds will be donated to the Young Women’s Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation (YWBCAF).
October 5-31: A portion of the proceeds from the Pink Ribbon Bagel will be donated to YWBCAF.
Proceeds benefit the YWBCAF, who supports the Patient Navigator Program at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

October 6 – 30 - Quantum Theatre - The End of the Affair - Adapted from Graham Greene’s novel by Karla Boos; directed by Martin Giles - Curtain: Wednesdays – Saturday 8p, Sunday 7p - former Emma Kaufmann Clinic, 3028 Brereton Street in Polish Hill - Call ShowClix 1-888-71-TICKETS or visit www.quantumtheatre.com to book; $35 - $48 with a limited number of $18 student tickets.

Women’s Power Lunch –Washington (NEW!)
October 7, 2011
DoubleTree by Hilton-Meadow Lands
340 Racetrack Road
Washington, PA 15301
Cost: $30.00 (Prepayment Required)
RSVP: Melanieansell@comcast.net
Online Payment: www.womenspowerlunch.com

October 8 -
10 AM – 3 PM 
LaRoche College Kearn Spirituality Center 
9000 Babcock Blvd 
Allison Park - Register Online www.DrNancyOnline.com
$59.00 per person before Oct 1. Includes lunch.

 $69.00 per person after Oct 1, 2011
Do you want to achieve a goal but you stop yourself – Meet your Saboteur! Does a part of you want to play while another wants to work – Meet your inner adult and your inner child! Are you a self-critical –Meet your perfectionist and… If you are committed to following your authentic vision for your life – Meet your intuition! We think we are one person, but really we are more like a committee on a bus that runs your life.

October 9 - Connecting Women’s Wisdom
Join the Sisters and other women for Liturgy and brunch, followed by a presentation with time for group sharing and quiet reflection. Presenter: Sister Nancy Langhart, OSF. Free will donations accepted - 8:30 AM - Sisters of St. Francis Motherhouse Lecture Hall - 3603 McRoberts Road Pittsburgh - For more information or to register:
www.osfprov.org - 412-885-7406

October 10 - Silpada Jewelry fundraiser benefiting Bethlehem Haven, Hosted by Bonnie DiCarlo, Board Member, Susan Anderson, Silpada Representative
7pm - 8:30pm - 6327 Jackson St. - In Highland Park - RSVP 412-480-5247

October 11 - Linked In Workshop now in West VA!! Join me in Morgantown at:
Social Networking for Business Should You Be Linked IN? - 9:00am to 11:30am
at Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa - Tickets just $39

October 11- This event will be hosted by Savoy Restaurant - from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Reservations are $35 for Business Times subscribers ($45 for nonsubscribers) and include hors d’oeuvres and two drinks.
Located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s thriving strip district, Savoy Restaurant has made its mark on Pittsburgh’s rich culinary and entertainment history. This savvy urban bistro is poised to be a premier dining and social destination for Pittsburgh’s Urban, Chic, and Sophisticated. You won’t find a more desirable place for happy hour, dinner, business meetings, and hosting special occasions. To register http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/event/53871?mp=1

- Welcome to Oz – Where Small Business and Sustainability Collide

October 11 - Allegheny County, The City of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University Small Business Development Center, Chatham University and Building Bridges for Business will host Welcome to Oz – Where Small Business and Sustainability Collide to educate and empower business owners. The third seminar in the SOLD OUT series will be held on October 10, 2011 at the Fairmont Hotel. The key note speaker will inspire attendees and 15+ resources will share strategies to be sustainable and grow their business. Details for the October 2011 Welcome to Oz event are located on www.buildingbridgesforbusiness.org. Mayor Luke Ravenstahl will give opening remarks. Dr Winslow Sargeant, coming to Pittsburgh specifically for this event, is currently the Chief Advocate for Small Business Research and Regulatory Affairs. President Obama appointed Winslow to this role in 2009.

October 12 - FREE Teleclass with Diana Fletcher - “Get Motivated, Build Momentum, and Keep it Going!” Call will be recorded. All registrants will receive recording—You MUST register by the time of the call to receive the recording and any additional goodies - For More Information and to Register: www.dianafletcher.com/events/teleclasses

October 12 - from 9am-11;30am - Pittsburgh Professional Women Workshop “Social Networking for Business, How do I become Linked IN?” Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa with Special Guest Speaker Beth Caldwell, Author and Publicity Expert

October 12 - Brown Bag Lunch - 12:00 – 1:00pm - Speaker: Jenn Carr, J Squared & Associates - Topic: Fix Your Credit Report - Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania, 1650 Main Street Pittsburgh - FREE
RSVP: 412.782.5344 x 209 or volunteersofamerica@voapa.org

October 13 - from 6-8pm for Clever Connections, a Networking Dinner for Professional Women - With Special Guest Speaker Cathy Bednar, Astrological Insights by Cathy. Topic: Using Astrology to Define Your Purpose Atria’s Fox Chapel (O’Hara Township) 1374 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh

- Building Change: A Convergence for Social Justice
October 13-15

Senator John Heinz Regional History Center, 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
The price range for this event is $5-$10 per day and $10 for the evening festivities, with a special All-Event package available. A limited number of sponsorships, program booklet ad space, and tabling opportunities are also available. Detailed information is available on the websites at www.buildingchangewpa.org, and www.trcfwpa.org.

TCOMM EVENT – October 13, 2011
“Commercializing New Technologies”
100 Lytton Avenue
Holiday Inn, Pittsburgh @ University Center (Oakland)
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Register before Oct. 4 and pay only $119
The TCOMM Event is a fast-paced, interactive conference designed for
small businesses and innovators that want to commercialize new technologies.
Register Today At www.duq.edu/sbdc
or Call 412.396.1633

October 14, 2011
 Noon: South Hills Country Club
The monthly luncheon meeting* of the Women’s Networking of the Brentwood Baldwin Whitehall Chamber of Commerce will meet on Friday, October 14, noon, at South Hills Country Club. Please plan on attending and bring a friend. We welcome members and non-members.  Tables are available for ladies who would like to display products or merchandise.  Everyone will pass out cards and brochures and present a one-minute “commercial.”
Do Your Want to See Yourself in Print?
  Suzanne Caplan, author of 13 published books and project manager on 12 books for others will speak on the current state in the world of writing. For those who have a book in them or those who just love to see their thoughts in public, what are your choices.
  Suzanne is the founder of Women Etcetera, an online social network for women. She is a writer/businesswoman, and regular blogger.
 See you at South Hills Country Club, noon!
 Lunch for Chamber Members - $15 - Bring a friend!
 Lunch for Non-Members - $18
 Display Table $10
Please make a reservation* by contacting our secretary:
 Mary Dilla at: 412-884-1233 / secretary@bbwchamber.com


Women’s Power Lunch-Butler
October 14, 2011
1:00 to 3:00 pm
Butler Country Club
310 country Club Road
Butler, PA 16003
Cost: $30.00 (Prepayment Required)
RSVP: Suzanne@womenspowerlunch.com
Online Payment: www.womenspowerlunch.com

October 14 – Women Business Leaders Breakfast – 7:30 – 9:00 – James Laughlin Music Hall, Chatham University – Cost: $25 – Register Online: www.chatham.edu/cwe - Melissa Murphy, Senior VP, Corporate Affairs and Human Resources

October 15 - Small Business Basics
This highly interactive workshop is geared to aspiring and existing small business entrepreneurs. Get the basic information you need to put your new small business on the path to success - 8:00 am - Registration and continental breakfast - 8:30 am – 1:00 pm – Workshop - PNC YMCA - 236 Fifth Ave. 2nd Fl. (in downtown Pittsburgh) Pittsburgh - For more information or to register: http://pittsburgh.score.org/events

Bid for Hope X
Date: October 17, 2011
Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cost: $200/person
Location: Bossa Nova, 123 7th Street Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Hosted by: Heath & Katie Miller and Alan & Julie Faneca
Special Guest Auctioneer: Bob Pompeani
Make a difference in the fight against breast cancer while enjoying an auction, with items to please everyone.
Ticket includes: heavy Hors d’ouevres, Cocktails, a White Panel Football for autographs and gift cards in a custom gift bag, as well as Complimentary Valet Service.

Register online at www.symbolofthecure.com
or call 800-454-6746.
Proceeds benefit the largest under 40, premenopausal breast cancer study in the country being conducted at Magee-Womens Research Institute.

October 18 - Ladies Night Out - Shopping, Food and Prizes! All proceeds benefit the Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God. Thank you for your support! - 7:00 PM - Sisters of St. Francis of The Providence of God
3603 McRoberts Road Pittsburgh - For more information or to register: www.osfprov.org

October 20 - Power of Southpointpointe Women have invites us to attend their November event! Thank you to the Power Ladies! “Women and Mentorship” with Erroline Williams, Ed.D. Director of Leadership and Outreach, Center for Leadership Development, Duquesne University - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM – visit http://powerofsouthpointe.org/Default.aspx?pageId=1009507&wstepNo=2&wctxId=f9d9228a0de24f46ab0fd410e8467b50&EventViewMode=3&eventId=266857 to register! This event is free for members and $25* for non-members and guests Price includes appetizers and open bar - Bella Sera 414 Morganza Road Canonsburg – 724-745-5575

October 20 - Disability Resource Breakfast - 8:30 – 9:30 AM - Topic: BE RED CROSS READY - Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania - 1650 Main Street Pittsburgh – FREE - RSVP: 412.782.5344 x 209 or volunteersofamerica@voapa.org

Think Big Forum
“Branding and the Customer Experience”

Friday, October 21, 2011
Time: 7:45 am to Noon
Venue: Athletic and Fitness Center, Chatham University, Shadyside Campus
Cost: $45.00 (including breakfast)

Register Online: http://www.chatham.edu/cwe/events/thinkbig/index.cfm

The Think Big Forum will feature keynote speaker MaxineClark, chair, founder, and chief executive “bear” of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. The forum will also include a panel discussion with regional women executives and entrepreneurs about creating strong brands that drive greater engagement through meaningful customer interactions and ways to develop personal brands for greater business success. Panelists include Susan Gregg Koger, chief creative officer and lead buyer for ModCloth; Donna Sturgess, president and founding partner of Buyology, Inc. and former global head of innovation for GlaxoSmithKline; and Laurie R. Mizrahi, President of Mizrahi, Inc. and interim vice president creative of GNC Corporation. Michele Anne Petruccelli, president of Petruccelli Strategic Marketing Consulting, will moderate the panel

Women’s Power Lunch—Pittsburgh Chapter
October 21, 2011
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Cioppino Restaurant
2350 Railroad St. Strip District, Downtown (Between 23 & 24th Sts)
Cost: $30.00 (Prepayment Required)
RSVP: Suzanne@womenspowerlunch.com
Online payment at www.womenspowerlunch.com

Cake Boss Buddy Valastros is coming back to the ‘Burgh!
Date: October 23, 2011
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: $55-$65
Location: Soldiers & Sailors, Memorial Hall & Museum, 4141 Fifth Ave.,
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Back in Pittsburgh by popular demand is Buddy Valastro, reality TV star and owner of Carlo’s Bake Shop in Hoboken, NJ. Bring your family and friends and enjoy a night of fun with Buddy in this live, two-hour interactive theater show!

Tickets range from $55-65. For tickets, visit www.youngwomensbreastcancerfoundation.com
Portions of the proceeds will benefit: Family House, Cancer Caring Center, and Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation

October 26, 27, 28, 29 - Elegance of Dior Workshop featuring National Dior Show Artist Joseph - Let Dior take you on tour where ” Beauty meets Fashion” - Space limited- Private Classes available, Call for Details-Macy’s South Hills Village- 412-854-6889 - Mention Women’s Yellow Pages for your bonus!

October 27 – Downtown Women’s Club - Andora Restaurant - 1928 Cochran Road, Pittsburgh - Please join us for lunch and network with local business women. Our speaker will be Beth Caldwell, business coach, consultant & author of “I Wish I’d Known That!, Secrets to Success in Business.”, “Inspired Entrepreneurs”, and “Get Paid What You’re Worth! A Guide for Professional Women (coming this fall). Beth was honored with the “Radical Woman of the Year Award” in March 2011 in Washington DC. Her passion is to empower and inspire women to achieve their full potential. Beth will be sharing research from her upcoming book including Three Things Women Can Learn From Men That Will Change How You Structure Your Fees Immediately!

Laughter Workshops …Laugh often…Live Well
Free and open to the public. Please Register

October 13 – 7 to 8 pm
Sewickley Public Library
500 Thorn Street, Sewickley
Register at 412-741-6920

October 22 - 10:30 to 11:30 am
Sunny Bridge Natural Foods
130 Gallery Drive, McMurray
Register at 724-942-5800

October 24 – 7 to 8 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills
1240 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon
Register at 724-942-0486

See you there!
Questions? email julieann@julieannsullivan.com or call 724-942-0486

Women’s Power Lunch—Westmoreland County (NEW!!)
October 28, 2011
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Restaurant to be determined soon!
Cost: $30.00 (Prepayment Required)
RSVP: Melanieansell@comcast.net
Online Payment: www.womenspoweerlunch.com

October 28 and 29 - PA Conference Against Torture -
Speakers John Humphries, King Downing, and Kate Porterfield

Go to: www.panetworkagainsttorture.org to register
The conference will be held at: Market Square Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg, 20 South Second Street. This will be an opportunity for individuals and organizations in Pennsylvania to come together to coordinate ongoing anti-torture education, survivor care, and legal/legislative advocacy, with a focus on:
• U.S. Sponsored torture
• Torture in our domestic prisons, in particular prolonged isolation.
Training for professional and volunteer caregivers of trauma and torture survivors.

For more information about the conference, and to register on-line, please go to

Save the Date

November 2 - 
Pittsburgh Professional Women Clever Connections Networking Lunch
McCormick & Schmick’s South Side Works with Special Guest Speaker Heather Pollier – Topic: Insurance 101 - 1-3 pm

Internationally Acclaimed Eco-feminist
Dr. Vandana Shiva, This Year’s 2011 Thomas Merton Award Winner
Thursday, November 3 - Sheraton Station Square
from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
$30.00 low income admission
$50.00 per person
$450.00 per table of ten

Sponsorships and Program Ad opportunities are available
The Thomas Merton Center is dedicated to creating a more peaceful and just world.

Last year more than 720 people attended the dinner.
Please reserve now to hold your seat / or table.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Interested in sponsorship or taking out a program ad?
For more information contact:
the Thomas Merton Center at


3, 2011

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council’s 24th Annual
Leaders for Literacy Luncheon
 Presented by UPS
 Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel
 Reception 11:30 a.m., Luncheon 12 p.m.
“Education:  Creating Opportunity from Adversity”

The child of drug-addicted parents who routinely ate from dumpsters and sought refuge at all-night subway stations to survive, Liz Murray was homeless at age 15–and fending for her life. Determined not to be defined by her circumstances, she recognized education as the key to a fresh beginning and a whole new way of living. She earned her high school diploma in just two years and won a scholarship to Harvard University that would turn her bleak circumstances into a future filled with limitless possibility. She is the subject of the Emmy-nominated Lifetime movie Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story.

For more information, please contact Maria Polinsky at
  (412) 393-7631 or mpolinsky@gplc.org.

The best way to advocate for your business is to
GINORMOUSLY market it for little or no cost.
Please note the date change - We apologize for the inconvenience, there was a scheduling challenge with our national speaker resulting in the change.
Watch for special updates on lots of gifts for which you will be eligible just for registering and attending and discounts on various applications.
Radisson Pittsburgh Hotel
101 Radisson Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
All previously sold tickets with be honored and will receive special discount for our January meeting featuring the Six and a Half Million Dollar Woman, Becky Auer.
For more information on Sponsorships or Vendor tables
Please call 412.854.4827.

November 5 - Showtime is 4pm - Ingomar Middle School, 1521 Ingomar Heights Road. Tickets are $15 for adults ($18 at the door), $5 for children under 12. Join the chorus and Maxx Factor for dinner and more entertainment following the show. We are also celebrating GHC’s 35th anniversary. The buffet dinner is at Sieb’s Pub, 3382 Babcock Boulevard, Pittsburgh, 15237. The cost is $20.00 for adults, $12 for children 10 and under. Tickets for the show and dinner party are available by mail from http://www.greaterharmony.org or by calling 724-613-9800

November 12 – Howard Hanna Annual Children’s Hospital Fundraiser - join us for a tour of beautifully renovated homes in Mt. Lebanon followed by lunch at the Bower Hill Community Church donated by Luma Restaurant - please contact Susan O’Toole at 412.561.7400 by September 30th.

Magee Centennial Celebration
Date: November 10, 2011
Time: 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cost: $100 per person
Location: Circuit Center, 5 Hot Metal Street Pittsburgh, PA 15203-2350

Cocktail reception featuring live entertainment.
Join us for the celebration of the century:
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC’s Centennial Celebration

For the most up-to-date event information and to register, visit www.mwrif.org/365
We will be unveiling the Magee 100 Mosaic artwork and Centennial video at the celebration. To learn more about and to upload your photos to be included, visit www.mageemosaic.com. The final mosaic, designed by award-winning artist Mark Bender, will become a mainstay in the Magee-Womens Hospital lobby.

The Women and Girls Foundation
annual celebration
“Women Greening Pittsburgh”
Saturday, November 19th
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception and Dinner Buffet
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Keynote and Awards Ceremony
at the August Wilson Center
for African-American Culture

September Events

September 01, 2011 By: admin Category: Consumer Education, Events

September 7, 2011· 7:30 to 9:30AM · Rivers Club · One Oxford Center
Human Trafficking
The Courage to Speak Up
Greater Pittsburgh Business and
Professional Women’s Association Speaker Series
P.O. Box 4620 · Pittsburgh, PA 15206 ·
(412) 889 - 2401
Breakfast $35 Call (412) 889-2401 or email: pittbpw@hotmail.com
Find out what Human Trafficking is, how to recognize the signs in our own community and how to help victims speak up.

September 8 - Washington Women’s Power Lunch–NEW! Double Tree by Hilton - Meadowlands-Pittsburgh 340 Race Track Road - Washington - 1:00–3:00 pm $30.00 Prepayment required at www.womenspowerlunch.com or melanieansell@comcast.net - We invite all the business women from Washington County to join us at this new networking lunch in your area.

September 8- Paul Schwartz wants you to know that Every year, the Three Rivers Advertising Specialty Association (TRASA) hosts a free PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS show for savvy marketing people who are interested in the latest and greatest products in our industry.
This year it’s being held at the new Monroeville Convention Center (free parking!), on Thursday, September 8, from 11 am to 3 pm. And remember — the Holidays are coming soon. Get your shopping done now for your co-workers and clients!
Contact Paul 412-719-1921 or Anna Marie, wip@fastmail.fm for an invitation form

September 8,-Join the Pittsburgh Business Times, J. Verno Studios and our
partners to network with Pittsburgh business professionals at
BizMix, an evening networking event presented by the
Business Times.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Reservations are $35 for
Business Times subscribers ($45 for nonsubscribers) and
include hors d’oeuvres and two drinks.
Call 412-208-3845 8am-5pm Monday-Friday or email kkomondor@bizjournals.com for more information.

September 9 - Butler Women’s Power Lunch - 1:00-3:00 pm - Butler Country Club
310 Country Club Road Butler $30. Prepayment required at www.womwnspowerlunch.com
Suzannef@zoominternet.net - Please pass this along to all the business owners you know in Butler County. This is a beautiful Country Club and we need more women to come and enjoy the food and the networking!


September 9, 2011
The monthly luncheon meeting of the Women’s Networking of the
Brentwood Baldwin Whitehall Chamber of Commerce will meet on
Friday, September 9, noon, at South Hills Country Club. Please plan
on attending and Bring a friend. We welcome members and
non-members. Tables are available for ladies who would like to
display products or merchandise. Everyone will pass out business
cards and brochures and present a one-minute “commercial.”
Demetria Pappas, Co-Founder of Mother, May I–MMI, will speak
on modern business etiquette and share some great take-away
on mealtime manners. What your mother taught, but maybe you forgot.
Please make a reservation by contacting secretary,
Mary Dilla at 412-884-1233
or email: secretary@bbwchamber.com
Chamber Members Lunch-$15
Non-Members Lunch-$18

September 13th – November 22nd - Kauffman FastTrac® NewVenture - 10-Week Program - Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 PM - Chatham University -Cost: $295 (includes instruction, FastTrac textbook and access to online toolkit ) - Register Online: www.chatham.edu/cwe - Have you always wanted to start your own business? Before you quit your job or invest your life savings, FastTrac NewVenture will help you identify whether or not your business idea has merit. You will write a feasibility plan, examining the market potential of your business from every angle. This step-by-step hands-on program is taught by seasoned entrepreneurs who will help you craft your business idea

September 14 - Brown Bag Lunch - 12:00 – 1:00pm - Speaker: Wendy Maletta, Ahhluminating Marketing Topic: “What’s your FIRST Impression?” Join us for a fun conversation about leaving a positive, memorable impression on the people you meet. Develop your skills for successful introductions, cold calls and emails that get your business noticed. Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania - 1650 Main Street Pittsburgh – FREE - RSVP: 412.782.5344 x 209 or volunteersofamerica@voapa.org

September 15 - Disability Resource Breakfast - 8:30 – 9:30 AM - Speaker:
Lynne Taiclet, DMD, Director of the Center for Patients with Special Needs at The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and Mary Anderson Hartley, Manager, Disability Healthcare Initiative at ACHIEVA - Topic: Why Your Teeth Matter! Good dental care can make a difference in getting and keeping a job. Learn tips for finding the right dentist and practical advice on home care - Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania - 1650 Main Street Pittsburgh – FREE - RSVP: 412.782.5344 x 209 or volunteersofamerica@voapa.org

September 16 - Pittsburgh Women’s Power Lunch - 1:00-3:00 pm - Wyndham Grand Hotel - 600 Commonwealth Way Downtown Pittsburgh
Quarterly Speaker: Rebecca Harris, Director, Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship Chatham University $35. prepayment required at: www.womwnspowerlunch.com, Suzannef@zoominternet.net - This is going to be one of our best and most well attended affairs of the year. Please RSVP today!

“Think GINORMOUS - We have an App for that!”
September 16, 2011
Radisson Pittsburgh Hotel
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Business Owners, Entrepreneurs and those even thinking
about starting abusiness are all welcome!
If you’re interested in bettering your business or are
looking for information,this event is for you!
Trade Show Tables Available
$250 /table-includes admission for 2 people and
program book ad
Sponsorships are also Available!
Please call 412.854.4827 for details

Pittsburgh Professional Women
 Friday, September 16th, 2011  Meet The Media!
* Have you wondered if you could be an “expert” media source?
 * Do you want to get media coverage for your fundraising  events?
 * Do you have a great story to tell, but not sure how to
   approach a reporter?
 * Has your company or staff achieved something remarkable, but you don’t know how to announce it?

Learn the Answers to These Questions and More at
 Meet The Media!
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Place: The Greentree Raddison, 101 Radisson Drive, Greentree
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Professional Women
 Cost: By Sept. 9: Members-$35; Non-members-$45
         (After 9/9, add $4; Includes breakfast at 8:30 a.m.)
RSVP: In advance (Limited Seating) www.pittsburghprofessionalwomen.com


September 17 - 9:00 a.m. -3:30 p.m. - Phipps Conservatory — Botany Hall, One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh - Registration: Please arrive 15 minutes early to register for the session. Cost: $10 -Credit: Act 48 credits are available. What to expect: At this workshop, participants will: RSVP: Laura Tuel, Vice President of Development, American Forest Foundation; ltuel@forestfoundation.org; or 202-463-2585

Spadafora’s Dine Out for CCN
September 18th
Spadafora’s Bar and Restaurant will generously donate 10% of
all food saleson this date to CCN to assist with their mission to
provide direction to victims
of domestic violence. Stop by on Sunday the 18th from 4-9pm
to enjoy great food and support CCN.
Spadafora’s is located at 3932 William Flynn Highway (Route 8)
For more information,
please contact Stacy de las Alas at 412-364-6728 x15

The 51 Communities Golf Outing will be on Monday September 19th,early bird registration September 2nd.
The 51 Communities Golf Outing is the major fund raiser for the
Chamber,Brentwood Business Owners Association and Economic
Development South
Please contact Bob McKown or Rita Day at 412-885-4868×104,
Mary Halerz at 412-390-7555 or Mary Dilla, 412-884-1233 for
informationregarding sponsorship.
If you don’t golf, plan to attend the dinner. This is a great opportunity
to meet and network with your fellow business owners.

September 23 - Westmoreland Women’s Power Lunch - 1:00-3:00 pm - $30. Prepayment required at www.womenspowerlunch.com Location to be determined - Contact: melanieansell@comcast.net

Save the Date
Please join the Pittsburgh Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
as we kick off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month at our
3rd annual Paws for the Cure® dog walk event.
October 2, 2011
Hartwood Acres Concert Area
Allison Park, PA
Registered participants will receive our NEW specially designed t-shirt.
Shirts will only be available for pick up at the event.
To guarantee availability register by September 15, 2011.
Call 412 342-0500.
Visit our website at www.komenpittsburgh.org for a complete
listing of all upcoming Komen events.
Paws for the Cure® features a one-mile walk or nearly two-mile walk
through the scenic, rolling hills of Hartwood Acres

October 10 - Welcome to Oz – Where Small Business and Sustainability Collide - Allegheny County, The City of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University Small Business Development Center, Chatham University and Building Bridges for Business will host Welcome to Oz – Where Small Business and Sustainability Collide to educate and empower business owners. The third seminar in the SOLD OUT series will be held on October 10 at the Fairmont Hotel. The key note speaker will inspire attendees and 15+ resources will share strategies to be sustainable and grow their business. Details for the October 2011 Welcome to Oz event are located on www.buildingbridgesforbusiness.org. Mayor Luke Ravenstahl will give opening remarks. Dr Winslow Sargeant, coming to Pittsburgh specifically for this event, is currently the Chief Advocate for Small Business Research and Regulatory Affairs. President Obama appointed Winslow to this role in 2009.

November 12 - The Unique Boutique, an annual fund raising event for Heritage Valley Health System, is on Saturday, November 12, 2011, 10am to 4pm at the Edgeworth Club, 511 East Drive. We are looking for vendors who are selling adult/children clothing/gifts, home decor or gourment food. If interested, please contact Terri Tunick at territun@comcast.net for additional information.
All of our jewelry vendor spaces have been filled. Please contact me with any questions.


August 01, 2011 By: admin Category: Consumer Education, Events

August 2-13, 2011!
Join New Voices Pittsburgh: Women of Color for Reproductive Justice for the fourth year of the LGBTQ Women of Color Reproductive Justice Series.
This year’s theme is “From Invisible to Invincible!”
The Series creates safe, positive and affirming spaces for Queer Women/People of Color as we fight for visibility and against violence where we live, work and love. There is something for everyone.

ALL ARE WELCOME TO ALL EVENTS. PLEASE RSVP TO LGBTQ@newvoicespittsburgh.org or call 412.363.6663. See you there!

1. LGBTQ Series 2011: Family Day at the Park!*
Pirates vs. Cubs Game
PNC Park, 115 N. Federal Street, North Side
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Pick-Up Your Ticket at Center Field Gate @ 6:30pm
*limited amount of tickets available. no rsvp, no ticket.

2. Doubleheader Happy Hour: LGBTQ Series Kick-Off and Contraception is Prevention Campaign
FREE with Cash Bar
BRGR, 5997 Penn Circle South, East Liberty
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

3. Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project Short Films Screening
FREE - Donations Accepted
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Homewood Branch, 7101 Hamilton Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15208

4. Spiritual Nourishment
ONEChurch, 937 Liberty Avenue, Downtown
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

5. Challenging Homophobia in the Black Community Community Discussion
Center for Victims of Violence and Crime, 5916 Penn Avenue, East Liberty
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

6. Reproductive Justice Allies Training
Three Rivers Youth, 6117 Broad Street, East Liberty
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
RSVP by August 9th

7. Queer Women of Color Artist BlowOUT!
(featuring “Pussies, Pens and Politics”, SolSis and more…)
$10 in advance / $15 at the door
Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Avenue, East Liberty
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
- August 11- Breakfast Briefing from 8:15-9:30 a.m. featuring former Senator John William Warner for a discussion on building a clean energy economy and the importance of energy independence. Senator Warner is traveling as part of the Pew Project on National Security, Energy, and Climate to engage state and municipal governments, local organizations, and experts to address energy and security issues. As a veteran of two wars, and one of the nation’s most distinguished defense experts, he has been speaking about the expanding roles and missions of our armed forces due to increasing humanitarian disasters and international conflicts over resources, both of which are exacerbated by our dependence on foreign oil.

August 11-12 – The Global Leadership Summit - 9:00-5:00 - An amazing not-to-be-missed leadership conference broadcast via satellite in Pittsburgh. Fabulous world renown speakers - www.WillowCreek.com/events/leadership

August 12 - Zen Center Of Pittsburgh - Deep Spring Temple - ApalAsia Concert Under the Stars Zen Center of Pittsburgh Concert, 7:30-10:00PM -Appalasia, described as “worldly folk-jazz,” plays a benefit for the Zen Center. Bring a picnic basket, blanket, and chairs; they’ll provide music and dessert - 124 Willow Ridge Road Sewickley -(412) 741-1262 - http://deepspringzen.org.

August 12 - South Hills Country Club - $18 for non-chamber members – Noon Speaker:
Yvonne Phillips, FSII, is a National Feng Shui Practitioner, Author and Speaker with over 20 years of experience. Yvonne’s certification is with Master Nancilee Wydra founder of the Pyramid School. FSII’s training is an interdisciplinary version of Feng Shui. It combines biology, physics, psychology and architecture - As owner of Creative Color & Design, she incorporates Feng Shui principles into both residences and businesses, from small businesses to large corporations.

August 13 - Small Business Basics Workshop - 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM - Mellon Board Room, Chatham University, Shadyside Campus - $30 - Register Online: www.chatham.edu/cwe - The Small Business Basics workshop is a great introduction into the 10-week Kauffman FastTrac NewVenture™ program. Continental breakfast will be available at 8:30 a.m. Parking is free.

August 17 - Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh Presents: ApalAsia Lunch Time Performance -12:15-1:00PM - ApalAsia creates its own traditions by blending American string-band instrumentation (Sue Powers-banjo and Jeff Berman-mountain dulcimer) with the erhu (Mimi Jong), a two-stringed Chinese violin whose keening wail you’ve heard if you’ve ever seen a period film about China - Though many of their songs are based on folk classics either Chinese and American, all AppalAsia’s songs are “original”, most are instrumental - http://youtube.com/Veur9W0JwtM - Children Museum - For directions, admission and parking information please visit http://www.pittsburghkids.org/

August 17 - FOR WOMEN WHO WINE -Please Join The Musuneggi Financial Group & Single Steps Strategies for an Evening Of Wine, Conversation, Networking & Education while we are “Wine-ing” down the summer - 6:00 PM - Crowne Plaza Hotel South, 164 Fort Couch Road Bethel Park -Complimentary But Donations To “Dress for Success” Are Always Welcome - Guest Speaker: Mike Gonze of Dreadnought Wines presenting “The World of Wine Made Simple” - To register for you and your guest log onto www.singlestepsstrategies.com, e-mail info@singlestepsstrategies.com or call 412-341-2888 -Registration deadline is August 8th - Seating is limited so register early -Women Business Owners: Tables will be available for you to share information about your products and services - Please let us know if you would like to participate when you register.

Jeanie Griffin, LPC, MFT, LCD, BRI II, Shamanic Practitioner and healer will
present a workshop at the Unitarian Universalist Church
of the North Hills. (www.uucnh.org  This workshop is free.

From a shamanic point of view, the source of all things is Spirit and Spirit is in all things.
In the practice of shamanism, we look at illness from a spiritual perspective.
Shamanic Healing is a practice based on the belief that all healing has a spiritual dimension.

As a trained Shamanic Practitioner, Shamanic Reiki Master, and Theta Healer
she assists clients with soul retrievals, shamanic journeys, chakra balancing,
mindful visualizations for health challenges, healing negative energy & negative
thoughts with spiritual light and more.

Her mind body & spirit healing is grounded in simplicity, driven by spirituality,
fueled by a sense of humor and dedicated to healing individuals, families,
communities and the planet. (Www.jeaniegriffin.com).

Unitarian Universalist Church of the North Hills
2359 West Ingomar Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237-1625 T

August 26 - Celebrate & Share 3rd Annual Breakfast at the Rivers Club - Celebrate the 91st Anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment! Oxford Centre Downtown, Pittsburgh - 7:45 am - 9:30 am - Donation - $35 - Birthday August 26? FREE! - Honorary Sponsors- $91.00 - Table of 10: $350 - MAKE YOUR RESERVATION NOW - Bonnie DiCarlo: bonnie255@aol.com 412-480-5247 - JoAnn Forrester: selfimagebz@aol.com  412.440.6969

-August 27 -Just in time for Back to School “SHOP FOR A CAUSE” AT ANY MACY’S STORE TO BENEFIT GIRLS HOPE OF PITTSBURGH - shop at any Macy’s store with your “Shop for a Cause” shopping pass to receive 20% off clothing purchases and 10% off select other items. Restrictions apply - Passes can be purchased through Girls Hope for $5 each. All proceeds from the purchase of the passes benefit Girls Hope - Contact Beth Exton at 724.869.6578 or bexton@bhgh.org to arrange pick-up or mail delivery of your shopping pass

September 8 – Prosperity Cycle Classes by Yvonne Phillips - Shift your energy & quantum leap your goals -6:00 pm-8pm - Shady Side Academy, 423 Fox Chapel Road Pittsburgh - $25 -A Gourmet meal will be served - Register: www.fengshuiabc1.com


- Cong. Allen West’s angry, hostile tirade to Cong. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is truly despicable. If you had any doubt about the Republican war on women, look no further than West’s email — it’s threatening, sexist and demeaning. We can’t sit by and watch such an appalling action from one of our elected officials. Join me and tell Allen West that you are standing with Debbie against this unacceptable behavior, just visit www.emilyslist.org/standwithdws/ to take action.

- August 2 - National Night Out is scheduled - Is your community participating? Please register today at: http://nno.pittsburghpa.gov. National Night Out is an opportunity for neighborhoods to raise awareness of crime prevention in a fun, family friendly environment and to celebrate public safety partnerships. It is America’s (and Pittsburgh’s) night out against crime. For questions or more information on Pittsburgh communities’ events, please contact Kyle Thauvette in the Mayor’s Department of Neighborhood Initiatives, at 412-255-2439 or via email at kyle.thauvette@city.pittsburgh.pa.us.

- On August 8, 2011, the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and Global Solutions will host a Political Salon from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Eclipse Lounge (3705 Butler St.). Shea Gopaul will kick off a discussion of “International Aid: Challenges and Controversies.” Ms. Gopaul is an independent consultant, and recently, Special Adviser to the Assistant Director-General at the World Health Organization (WHO) where she developed the WHO world-wide eManual that serves as a single repository for all global policies and procedures. Previously, she was the Director of Administration for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. She will be drawing upon 19 years serving at the senior level at the UN, ILO, and WHO to discuss the role of international organizations in humanitarian aid, disaster relief, and development work.
- Want a thrill of a life time? Take a chance at winning a hot air balloon ride for two, sponsored by PMF Rentals. Tickets are $10 a piece and can be purchased by contacting CCN. Ride can be scheduled by the winner through the end of October 2011. Ride leaves from Zelienople Airport. Drawing will be held Friday, August 19th.
Winner will be notified that day. For more information or to purchase tickets,
contact Stacy de las Alas at 412-364-6728 x15.

- Join CCN and Three Rivers Harley Davidson as we present “Ride For A Reason.”
Get your motorcycle a runnin’ and join us for a rockin’ day of fun. Rain or shine - all bikes are welcome, you don’t even need a bike to join the party. Food, beverages, and music provided. Ride starts at 10:00 am at Three Rivers Harley Davidson - Rt 8, Glenshaw. $15 per rider - $5 per passenger. All proceeds benefit CCN! For more information, please contact Detmer at 724-272-7239.

-GreenWorks! Grant Funding Available - We are pleased to announce that GreenWorks! grants are available! Since 1992, PLT has distributed nearly $1 million to fund 1,000 environmental service-learning projects in communities across the country. This year, we are featuring two different grant application forms. The first is for Project Learning Tree’s traditional GreenWorks! grant funding and the second is specifically for GreenSchools! action projects. Both grant applications have a deadline of September 30th and a maximum grant award of $1,000.

- September 17 – October 22 - Self-Defense for Women - Time: 10 – 11:30 am - Wilkins School Community Center, Regent Square - Please feel free to forward or post the flier so more women can see it - We rely on friends like you to get the word out - Lioness Martial Arts - 412.241.6519 - info@lionessmartialarts.com

- September 18 - Spadafora’s Bar and Restaurant will generously donate 10% of all food sales on this date to CCN to assist with their mission to provide direction to victims of domestic violence. Stop by on Sunday the 18th from 4-9pm to enjoy great food and support CCN. For more information, please contact Stacy de las Alas at 412-364-6728 x15.

Save the Date

October 8 - Tickets on sale now for “Teal Ribbon Comedy,” headlining “Mike & Molly’s” Billy Gardell. The comedy show will take place on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at Stage AE in the North Shore. Doors open at 7pm and show starts at 8pm. General admission tickets (which are reserved seating on first come first serve) are $50 and proceeds benefit ovarian cancer research taking place at Magee-Womens’ Research Institute. Tickets will go fast, so reserve your seat today. For more information and to order tickets, visit http://www.mwrif.org/384.

for Building Change Film Festival. The mission of the Building Change Film Festival is to open the viewer’s eyes to the injustices that we see in the world by screening films and activist videos that will celebrate struggle, shed light on these injustices, and show us possibilities for a better future.

We are looking for feature length, mid, and short (25 minutes or less) films and videos themed around social justice issues, preferably those that have relevance to Southwestern Pennsylvania. This is open to a full range of issues including; the environment, poverty, LGBTQ issues, racial and gender equality, prison/police reform, food justice, peace and human rights issues. Ideal films and videos will demonstrate the power and value of filmmaking as a vehicle for exploration of social justice issues and will motivate viewers to seek solutions and promote change. There is no age limit and all genres will be considered. Deadline is August 10th.

The Building Change Film Festival is part of Building Change: A Convergence for Social Justice, a 3-day open attendance event being coordinated by the Three Rivers Community Foundation and other progressive organizations in Southwestern Pennsylvania

May Events

May 03, 2011 By: admin Category: Events, May


May 4 - Gala in the Garden - Benefiting the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank - Enjoy cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres in the lush Tropical Forest, a stations dinner in the glass-walled Special Events Hall, an awards presentation and auction, then top the evening off with dancing and fantastic entertainment by Finesse - 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden, One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh
Host: MPI Pittsburgh Cost: $50 - Register online at: http://www.mpipittsburgh.org

May 4 – NAWBO – Downtown Divas  - Villa Southside, 1831 E. Carson St, Pittsburgh - Legendary Etta Cox, Jazz Diva & Soon to be Legendary Women’s Networking Happy Hour – Meet & hear about organizations that help, promote, & advocate women – Networking presentations, 6-7 PM, Music 7-9 PM

May 4 – SBDC – Thinking About Starting a Business? Mechanics of Starting a Small Business Seminar – Whiteball Community Room – 6 pm – 8pm – Free – Represented by Raymond Vargo

May 5 - PCA Spring Celebration - A Networking Event - 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m
Place: Atria’s in Wexford, 12980 Perry Highway, Wexford - Host: Pittsburgh Coaches Association - Cost: $15 in advance (online); $20 at the door

May 5 – Women on State Boards & How to get there – Allegheny HYP Club -5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Registration & Networking, 5:30 to 7:00 PM – Program - Program fee $25 for EWC Members, $45 for non-members – Register by email: ewcpgh@aol.com

May 6 -Tools for Coaches - A Gestalt Approach to Conflict - Presented by Ann L. Begler of the Begler Group - 11:15 - 11:30 a.m: Registration and Networking, 11:30 - 12 noon: Announcements & Luncheon -12:00 - 1:00 p.m.: Featured Presentation, Highland Golf Club - Westview, 450 Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, Host: Pittsburgh Coaches Association, Cost: By 5 p.m., May 6: Members -$30, Nonmembers-$40 - After 5 p.m., May 6: Members-$40, Nonmembers-$40 - http://www.pittsburghcoaches.org Further info: contact Roberta Rollings at Pghcoachesassoc@aol.com


May 7 - The Pittsburgh Gospel Choir will perform a series of pieces ranging from spirituals, to traditional, to gut-busting gospel music in their upcoming concert: “O Sing Unto The Lord A New Song: An Afternoon of Tribute, Recognition & Celebration” at 4 PM - East Liberty Presbyterian Church. For more information about the concert or to purchase tickets, please visit www.pittsburghgsospelchoir.org or call 412-613-5825.

May 10 - Breakfast Briefing Empowering Citizens and Communities: A View from the Czech Republic - 8:15-9:30 a.m. - Jirí Bárta Executive Director, Via Foundation (Prague, Czech Republic) - The Pittsburgh Foundation Offices, 5 PPG Pl., Suite 250, Pittsburgh

May 10 - Greater Harmony Chorus invites you to Family and Friends Night on at 7:30 p.m.  This event is free and will be at Richland Elementary School, 3811 Bakerstown Rd., Gibsonia, Pa.  It will be a dress rehearsal for our Region 17 Competition May 20 - 21 in Cleveland.  Please attend to send us off to competition in grand style.  Refreshments will be served.  

May 11 -  Business for Breakfast Networking Event - 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. - McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant, SouthSide Works, 2667 Sidney Street, Pittsburgh - Hosts: Pittsburgh Business Times and McCormick & Schmick’s  - Cost: $25 (includes cont.breakfast & $10 McCormick & Schmick’s gift card.)
RSVP: Suggested by May 6th (Seating is limited. http://pittsburgh.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/event - For more info, contact Kelli Komondor at 412-208-3845 or komondor@bizjournals.com

May 11 – WIN Pittsburgh - Accessorize & Socialize Event – Guest Speakers: Gwyn Cready, Fashions by Doncaster, Robyn Bracco – Complimentary makeovers – 11 AM – 1:30 PM – Olive or Twist, 140 6th St 2nd floor, Pittsburgh – RSVP required – Raffles - Joining WIN-Pittsburgh gives you all of the benefits and membership in the National Association for Female Executives!  To visit www.winpitt.org click here.  If you are not a member of WIN-Pittsburgh and decide to become a member on the day of the event, we will give you a $15 discount off of your membership, if you paid the $45 non-member registration fee for the Accessorize & Socialize event. 

May 11 - Brown Bag Lunch -12:00 – 1:00pm -Speaker:  Linda Handley, Founder at Building Bridges for Business -Topic: How to Start Internet Marketing and Blogging - What do you do if you are just starting to use the tools of internet marketing? Join us to learn how Internet marketing can attract more people to your website, increase customers for your business, and enhance branding of your company and products. Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania - 1650 Main Street PittsburghFREE -RSVP: 412.782.5344 x 209 or volunteersofamerica@voapa.org

May 12- Entrepreneur’s Growth Conference - Keynote Speakers: Jason Brown, CEO of Right by Nature Steven Breuner, Founder of 48 Supercuts stores - Discover ideas that can transform your business. Choose from 15 expert-led workshops on the hottest topics in business today.- Workshops on strategic planning, management, finance, marketing, starting a business, and more. A business building trade show featuring more than 50 support organizations. Unparalleled networking opportunities with entrepreneurial veterans, top service providers and the region’s most promising entrepreneurs. - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. -  Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh - Host: Duquesne University Small Business Development Center - Cost: Full Day-$119 (By April 28); After April 28-$139; Afternoon Only (including lunch)-$79; Lunch & Keynote Only-$50; Walk-ins-$159. Full day fee includes continental breakfast, discount parking, luncheon, workshops & business-building trade show.) RSVP: Required to receive advance price. Questions: Call 412-396-1633. http://www.duq.edu/sbdc

May 13 - Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series - Speaker: Lynsie Camuso, Co-founder and President, ShowClix - Topic: “Taking on Ticketmaster: Achieving Success Against an Industry
Giant” - Time: 7:30-9:00 AM -Venue: James Laughlin Music Center, Chatham University Shadyside Campus Cost: $25.00 - Register online: www.chatham.edu/cwe

May 18 - Presented by Julie Ann Sullivan, MBA, President of Learning Never Ends
and author of “Life Lessons” - Each situation gives us a new opportunity to react in a different way.  Different styles of listening help you to be a better listener. The “art” comes in our capacity to respond appropriately. Participate in this interactive workshop and develop the “art” - 10:15 a.m. - Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Squirrel Hill - Cost: Free - To RSVP, email Julie Ann Sullivan at julieann@julieannsullivan.com

May 20 – Women’s Power Lunch -Come be a part of the longest running networking luncheon in the Pittsburgh area.  Bring 50 business cards or brochures to hand
out and be prepared to give a short presentation on your business to introduce yourself to other business women and professionals.  - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Sharp Edge Restaurant-Bistro, 922 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh - $30.00 cash at the door, receipts provided - RSVP: By May 18th - To register, contact Suzanne McMahon-Froehlich at
724-452-5152 or


May 20 - Give Your Spanx a Workout! Graze and Sip the night away at “Cocktails and Cuisine for Women in Crisis” at the Woodlands in Bradford Woods. This fabulous evening, 6pm to 10PM. showcasing over 20 food and wine purveyors benefits Crisis Center North.  For tickets or more info - Www.CrisisCenterNorth.org Or call 412-364-6728 ext. 15

May 21 - Find Your Inner Rock Star -Presented by Dayna SteeleAuthor of the forthcoming book I’m With the Band: Network Your Way into Anything, Anywhere, Anytime! Discover how to how to unleash your rock star potential and grow your business using rock star principles.  - 8:00 - 8:30: networking & continental breakfast;  8:30 a.m. - 12 noon: introductions and featured program - Location: LaRoche College, Zappala College Ctr, 9000 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh - Host: National Speakers Association, Pittsburgh Chapter - Cost: NSA Members & Affiliates-$35, Nonmembers-$45, At the door-$55
RSVP: Suggested by May 19th - For more information and to register, go to:

May 25 - Business Exchange Networking Lunch - 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. -  Comfort Inn (The Old Holiday Inn) in RIDC Park, Ohara Twp - Cost: $15 - RSVP: By Monday, May 23 -To register, contact Carol Briney at 412-781-8773 or PlanBConsultant@comcast.net

June 10 - Inspired Women in Business and Life – Four Points Sheraton – An empowering full-day of breakouts, keynotes and inspiration! Speakers from Tampa, Sacramento, Manhattan as well as local talent. Don’t miss the Girlfriend Early Bird Special of $75 per ticket before May 10th. Silent Auction to benefit Treasure House Fashion. For details about workshops, sponsorship, vending or tickets – www.Inspiredwomen.com or call 724-935-6100







May 21 – Salsita! Pittsburgh Opera, 2425 Liberty Ave –  9 pm – 1am – Silent Auction, Salsa Cook Off, VIP ticket $75, Salsa Dance Lesson, Auction Preview - salsitapgh.com


May 21 - Walk for a Healthy Community - Heinz Field -ACLD, An Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities, and its special education day school program, the ACLD Tillotson School, are participating in the Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Walk for a Healthy Community.  The Walk is an annual fundraiser that benefits local, nonprofit health and human service agencies in southwestern Pennsylvania. Because of Highmark’s commitment, 100 percent of the money raised by walkers goes to the participating organizations. The primary goal of the walk is to help participating organizations raise money for their individual missions.

This year, we invite your company and its employees to join us in supporting our “School to Work Program” which is designed to help our high school students with severe learning disabilities.  Money raised would be used to purchase needed equipment, materials and transportation to simulate and increase our students’ exposure to real life work experiences. Call 412.325.2476 or email bmartin@acldonline.org for more information

June 7 - Members of the Pittsburgh Police will be participating in the upcoming Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics - Our leg is the first (roughly 4 miles) and will kick off the 150 mile run from PNC Park in Pittsburgh to Medlar Field in State College, Pa. The event will consist of 50 miles a day and the final leg will coincide with the opening Pennsylvania Special Olympics Summer Games at Medlar Field and State College.


Any assistance you can provide by sponsoring Team Pittsburgh Police or a specific runner is greatly appreciated. All of the proceeds help the wonderful athletes who participate in Special Olympics of Pennsylvania. You are also invited to stand on the sidewalks along the route and chair on our officers as we carry the torch.


Save the Date

August 26 - Nemacolin Woodlands Resort & Spa - 18th Annual Golf Event - More than just a golf event; there’s something for everyone at Nemacolin!Support victims of domestic violence and teen dating violence prevention @ the 18th Annual Golf Event to End Domestic Violence - Sponsorship opportunities, Golf & Special Packages Available. Register at www.womansplace.org OR call (412) 664-7146 for more information.

Events for Women Who Love Their Pets

April 03, 2011 By: admin Category: Events


Karen Litzinger, from Litzinger Career Consulting, has another endeavor called Heal from Pet Loss.  She is the author of an award-winning CD Heal Your Heart: Coping with the Loss of a Pet.  Heal from Pet Loss also offers pet loss bereavement counseling, and sponsors event fundraisers for Western Pennsylvania Animal Shelters.  You are invited to join Heal from Pet Loss at these upcoming events:

Pet Parents Day Painting Party April 17, 2011. Noon-6:00 PM

 Heal from Pet Loss and Color Me Mine are joining together to raise money for The Animal Rescue League of Western Pennsylvania.  Paint dog/cat bowls, treat jars, picture frames, and more for your pets.  For more information or find out how to register visit www.HealFromPetLoss.com




Expert Advice for Owners of Aging or Ailing Pets: The Final Paw of the Journey

As our pets get old, we may wonder what we need to do to take care of them.  The panel presentation will feature a veterinary expert, a pet loss counselor, and a funeral services professional.  Attendees are invited to bring pet food, pet supplies, or monetary contributions for the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society.  For more information visit www.HealFromPetLoss.com.  Three times, locations and dates, please call to register.  


Bethel Park Public Library:         Monroeville Public Library:        Moon Township Public Library      

Tuesday, May 3, 2011                     Wednesday, May 4, 2011                Saturday, May 7, 2011

7:30 - 8:30 PM Council Chambers 7:30 - 8:30, PM Gallery Space        2:00-3:00 PM, Sky Room

5100 West Library Avenue             4000 Gateway Campus Blvd          1700 Beaver Grade Road Suite 100

Call (412) 835-2207 to register        Call (412) 372-0500 to register    Call (412) 269-0334 to register




Fundraiser for the Animal Rescue League

National Pet Parents Day Painting Party and CD Signing

Sunday, April 17, 2011, Noon to 6:00 PM

Color Me Mine, 5887 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh (Squirrel Hill), 15217

Come paint a special food bowl, treats jar, picture frame or other fun item in honor of your special animal companion.  $15 will cover appetizers, desserts, drinks, a two hour block of painting time and a contribution to the Animal Rescue League.  Ceramic pieces to paint will be offered in a wide range of prices to accommodate everyone’s budget. Spaces are limited!  Individuals, couples and families are welcome!

I will also be doing a CD signing at the event for people who want Heal Your Heart as a caring gift for a pet-lover friend with a portion of proceeds to benefit the Animal Rescue League.


April 03, 2011 By: admin Category: Events


- April 1 – In honor of National Autism Awareness month, Panera Bread is hosting its first “Autism Speaks, Panera Listens” campaign.  On Friday, April 1st through Friday, April 8th, Panera Bread is inviting community members to purchase a Puzzle Piece Shortbread Cookie at their local Panera Bread bakery-café.  One hundred percent of proceeds from the Puzzle Piece Shortbread Cookies will be donated to the Pittsburgh, PA Autism Speaks chapter.



April 4 - FREE TELECONFERENCE CALL – Integrated Wellness Coaching Certification – 7 PM – 8 PM EDT - Learn the details about this Coaching Certification Opportunity - We will discuss the program details and what you can expect to do with your Certification. Great income opportunity for Natural Health Practitioners, Life Coaches, Personal Trainers and Moms, too! Call in #(218) 339-4300 Participant Code: 478911



April 4 – Pittsburgh Public Schools – Annual Business Opportunity - The Extravaganza has been moved to a new location on a different day!  (Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers’ building (PFT) - Please update your calendar to reflect the change if you have already registered.  If you have not registered yet you still have time!  Respond to this email or call (412) 488-4661.




April 4 -  from 6-8pm – Pittsburgh Professional Women Presents

Clever Connections Dinner Club Monroeville - Nardi’s 10th Floor Jonnett Building, 4099 William Penn Highway, Monroeville, PA 15146 - Dinner Clubs are for MEMBERS ONLY  Not a Member?  What are You Waiting for?  Cost:  Dinner on Your Own


April 6 - How to Create a Publicity Plan for Your Business –Beth Caldwell, Speaker - FREE Workshop - 10:15 AM- Squirrel Hill, 5801 Forbes Ave Pittsburgh - Register: Squirrel Hill Library - 412.422.9650 - squirrelhill@carnegielibrary.org


April 6 – Executive Women’s Council of Greater Pittsburgh presents An informative meeting with the Candidates for Allegheny County Chief Executive at Omni William Penn, Bob and Dolores Hope Room, Mezzaine Level, 530 William Penn Place Pittsburgh – to register email to ewcpgh@aol.com and please mail your check payable to Executive Women’s Council to:  Roberta Rollings
, 241 Patterson Road
 Bethel Park - 412-848-9011



 April 7 - Breakfast Briefing: Globalization and the Transformation of the Labor Market - 8:15 - 9:30 a.m. - Dr. Guy Standing, Professor of Economic Security, University of Bath, United Kingdom, and Author of Work After Globalization: Building Occupational Citizenship - Moderator: Audrey Russo, President and CEO of the Pittsburgh Technology Council; Member of the Board of Directors of Vibrant Pittsburgh; Member of the Board of Directors of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh - Location: Rivers Club, 301 Grant Street, 4th Floor, Pittsburgh


April 7 – April 9 - The Crucible - Presented by Robert Morris University’s Colonial Theatre - April 7, April 9 - 8 pm, April 10 - 2 pm - Five girls claim they have been visited by the devil.  Dark desires and hidden agendas surface as mass hysteria descends on a small New England town. One of the landmark plays of the twentieth century, Arthur Miller’s dramatization of the Salem witch trials chronicles the difficulty of defending principals and maintaining human dignity in a climate of fear, hysteria, and persecution.  The Crucible, famous for rousing the conscience of America, is still relevant today. Tickets $10 at the door. For more information please visit the Colonial Theatre’s web site or call 412-397-5454


April 8 - Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series - Speaker: Janet Lauer, Director, Three Rivers Clean Energy - Topic: “How Energy-Related Strategies and Investments can Bring Value to Your Bottom Line.” - Time: 7:30-9:00 AM - James Laughlin Music Center, Chatham University Shadyside Campus - Cost: $25.00 - Register online: www.chatham.edu/cwe


April 11- Women Etcetera, 10th Annual Regional Conference – Pittsburgh Marriott North, 100 Cranberry Woods Dr, Cranberry Township – 8:45 AM – 4 PM – sessions on Wellness, Caregiving, and Finance - morning kick-off speaker will be Jennifer Antkowiak -


April 13-  Getting Ready for Capital - Penn Brewery, Eisenhalle, 800 Vinial Street Pittsburgh - Using real world case studies, our panel of experts will define a step-by-step process to: Decide if you need capital for growth, Unlock “hidden” internal capital, Research the best type and source for capital, Prepare for credit application process, Create a plan to improve readiness for capital  - If you are interested in registering for this event or would like more information, please visit http://dbrc.ecenterdirect.com/ConferenceDetail.action?ID=49 and log in using your username and password.

April 13 -  Volunteers of America - Brown Bag Lunch – FREE - 1650 Main Street Pittsburgh - 12:00 – 1:00pm - Speaker  Melinda Emerson, author, social media strategist and entrepreneur - Topic: Launching and Running a Profitable Small Business - Pittsburgh native Melinda Emerson “Smallbizlady” will share her expertise on what entrepreneurs need to know about launching and running a profitable small business. Her first book, Become Your Own Boss in 12 months; A Month-by-Month Guide to a Business That Works and her audio CD, 10 Things You Must Never Forget in Business will guide us through this web-seminar, a first in expanding our speaker series across the state - RSVP: 412.782.5344 or volunteersofamerica@voapa.org

April 14 - WORKSHOP:  Let’s Get Organized - 1:00pm to 3:00pm, The Greentree Radisson, 101 Radisson Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Featuring a Panel of Pittsburgh’s Foremost Professional Organizers

Vickie Dellaquila, Patty Kreamer and Susan Lieber and Special Guest Emcee Media Personality Eleanor Schano  - Register Early (by April 7th) and $AVE! 

Members just $35 and Non Members $40 when you register by April 7th Includes Your Lunch - Prices increase to $40/$45 on April 8th http://www.pittsburghprofessionalwomen.net/id84.html to register


April 15 - Women’s Power Lunch  Come be a part of the longest running networking luncheon in the Pittsburgh area.  Bring 50 business cards or brochures to hand

out and be prepared to give a short presentation on your business to introduce yourself to other business women and professionals.  - 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.- Priory, Grand Hall, North Side, Pittsburgh - $30.00 cash at the door, receipts provide - RSVP: By April 13th

 To register, contact Suzanne McMahon-Froehlich at 724-452-5152 or suzannef@zoominternet.net - Business Exchange Networking Lunch  - Give a 1-2 minute commercial for your business. Bring business cards, brochures, and samples & Make new business contacts.


April 16 - Branding Your Image For Speaking Success Presented by Dawn Waldrop, Image Consultant - 8:00 - 8:30: networking & continental breakfast; 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon: introductions and featured program - LaRoche College, Zappala College Ctr, 9000 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh - National Speakers Association, Pittsburgh Chapter - NSA Members & Affiliates-$35, Nonmembers-$45, At the door-$55 (Informal Lunch- $5.25 additional - RSVP: Suggested by April 13th


April 16 – May 21 - Self-Defense for Women - (six consecutive Saturdays) - 10 – 11:30 am - Wilkins School Community Center, Regent Square – Email info@lionessmartialarts.com or call 412.241.6519 for more information


-April 17 - The Young Women’s Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation (YWBCAF) is hosting their annual spring event to benefit breast cancer education.  This year Buddy Valastro, known to all as the “Cake Boss” as seen on TLC, will be the special guest at this event.  He will share stories about his series, talk about his own families experiences with cancer and do a demonstration.  The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at the Airport.  They are expecting 500 people to fill the ball room.  The time is from 4:30-9:30pm - There will be plenty of vendors to shop and you can cast your ballot during the cake contest – Visit www.mwrif.org. for information about other upcoming events

April 18 - 80th Anniversary Speaker Series: A New Diplomacy for the 21st Century? - 12:00-1:45 p.m. - Dr. Parag Khanna, Director of the Global Governance Initiative at the New America Foundation; Author of How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance  - Fairmont Hotel, Ballroom, 510 Market Street, Pittsburgh

April 21 – Volunteers of America - Disability Resource Breakfast - 1650 Main Street Pittsburgh FREE - 8:30 – 9:30 AM - Speaker: Lindsay Fulton-Brown, Esq. from Osterhout, Fulton-Brown, LLC - Topic: Trouble Free Applications for Disability Benefits - Get practical advice on how to navigate Social Security application procedures once you have determined that you are eligible to apply for SSDI or SSI benefits. Fulton-Brown offers us her guidance in understanding the application, appeals, hearing, and representation process - RSVP: 412.782.5344 or volunteersofamerica@voapa.org

 April 27 - Business Exchange Networking Lunch  -  Give a 1-2 minute commercial for your business,  Bring business cards, brochures, and samples, Make new business contacts. -  11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Comfort Inn, 2801 Freeport Road, Harmarville - Cost: $15 - RSVP: By Monday, April 25 - To register, contact Carol Briney at 412-781-8773 or PlanBConsultant@comcast.net

April 28 - Small Business Works - Attend this free workshop designed to help small business owners find the resources they need to be successful.  The event will feature guest speakers and exhibitors, in addition to providing a forum for business owners to network and share best practices. The theme of this seminar is “Tools for Small Business - 2011 and Beyond,” and will focus specifically on cost-efficient resources. Attendees will learn more about services, such as the Allegheny County Department of Minority, Women & Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (MWDBE) - 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Kingsley Association, 6435 Frankstown Avenue, Pittsburgh - Allegheny County, City of Pittsburgh, U.S. Small Business Administration, Duquesne University Small Business Development Center, and Building Bridges for Business - Cost: No charge



- April 28 – May 14 – Krista Kaley retruns to the stage as Sister Robert Anne in the Nunsense series: Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class – South Park Theatre – Tickets: $15 – For reservations call 412-831-8552








May 11, Erie PA from 9:00am - 11:00am


The Small Business Development Centers at Duquesne University and Gannon University would like to invite you to our SBIR / STTR workshops - Free, Basics workshops are offered for those who are new to this type of funding. For those who know the basics and now want to learn how to win these awards, register for our day-long workshop taught by nationally recognized speaker John Davis.









Save the Date


May 20 - Cocktails and Cuisine for Women in Crisis - 6 to 10PM  The Woodlands, Bradford Woods, Pittsburgh  - A Unique Afterwork Grazing/Sipping event to benefit Crisis Center North. Over 20 top food purveyors compete for Best Taste Treat!

Wine and Vodka sampling adds to the fun! Live Auction with “one of a kind” trips and events -$60 per person (includes wine and beer) $75 VIP (also includes early admission and premier parking)  Www.CrisisCenterNorth.org or call 412-364-6728 Ext. 15


June 10 - Inspired Women in Business And Life  - An Empowering Full Day Conference! Celebrate,Elevate and Appreciate the Inspired Spirit Within us All! – 8:00 to 5 – Four Points Sheraton, Mars, PA. Two tracts throughout the day guarantee attendees great content on both business or life topics. Silent Auction benefiting Treasure House Fashion. Early Bird Tickets by May 10th start at $75! For agenda as well as sponsor/vendor opportunities go to Www.InspiredWomen.com or call 724-935-6100


February 28, 2011 By: admin Category: Events

March 4 – March Unblurred at Dance Alloy -  Sneak Peek into “Life”Choreographer Ursula Payne’s Work – Things You Miss – 5530 Penn Ave (Corner of Stratford) 7 PM, doors open at 6:30 – Call 412-363-4321 for reserved seating

March 5 - 7:00pm - OSCAR WINNING - MUSIC BY PRUDENCE - Friends Meeting House, 4836 Ellsworth Ave, Bake sale at 7:00, movie at 7:30pm - Admission $5.00 -Proceeds to benefit King George VI School for children with disabilities in Zimbabwe

March 8 – E-Magnify presents Impacting Commerce & Community: A Women’s Entrepreneurial Symposium – Featuring Marie Wilson, President and Founder of White House Project – Seton Hill University Performing Arts Center – 8 AM – 12:30 PM – visit e-magnify.com

March 8 – International Women’s Day - Building Bridges, Not Bombs - Join us on the Roberto Clemente Bridge in Pittsburgh! - On this International Women’s Day, thousands of women (and men!) worldwide will gather on bridges from San Francisco to Congo to demonstrate that women build bridges of peace and should have an equal role in their nations’ peace processes - Roberto Clemente Bridge in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - 12:00 pm to 1:00pm - For more information about this event, please contact volunteer Munah Pavlik atmpavlik@zoominternet.net.  See you on the bridge!

March 18 - Be a part of the longest running networking lunch in Pittsburgh!  - 1:15 to 3:00 p.m - Ciopppino Restaurant -RailRoad St. Strip District - $30.00 cash at the door - Parking Lot above the restaurant - RSVP must be received by end of business Wednesday, March 16th - This month we are starting our new quarterly speaker program with a well respected figure in our community.  Jennifer Antkowiak will present her  latest topic on  “Starting A Second Career” which is one you will not want to miss - RSVP to Suzannef@zoominternet.net or Call 724-452-5152

March 23 - WORD-FM at our Business Symposium - Regional Learning Alliance in Cranberry Township – 850 Cranberry Woods Drive – 8am – 3pm – Cost $40 (includes breakfast and lunch) $35 (each with groups of five or more) – Topics include Networking / Social Media, Branding/ Marketing, Purpose in Life / Work – Call 724-741-1000 for additional information – visit www.wordfm.com to register

March 23 - Join JF&CS’s Cognitive Enhancement Program Coordinator, Ellie Eisenstat, and our Director of Clinical & Elder Care Services, Jordan Golin, Psy. D, at the AgeWell Dunkin’ Brunch - The eight-week Dunkin’ Brunch series features healthy food items, a stimulating lecture and an exercise class and is held at the JCC Squirrel Hill, Room 202 - For more information or to register, call 412.521.8010, ext.135 or ext. 225. Space is limited.


March 25 - CMU 2011 International Film Festival Screening of “Pink Saris”‘ - at 7:30 at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater accompanied by a reception - Ticket Pricing: Opening Night (March 17) with Reception: $15/$10 Student, Regular Admission: $7/$4 Student, Full Access Festival Pass (Excluding opening night): $40/$20 Student (A valid student ID must be presented when picking up tickets for student pricing)

For further information regarding the CMU 2011 International Film Festival, please visit our website, www.cmu.edu/faces, or contact Festival Director Jolanta Lion, jola@cmu.edu, (412) 445-6292.

March 26 - Pittsburgh’s Largest Pajama Party All fees and monies raised from the vendors and services are donated to the UPMC Cancer Centers Patient Assistance Fund - Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door; or visit our website at www.thinkpinkevents.org for more information - Proceeds from this night will benefit the Washington Women’s Shelter. Call the Hilton Garden Inn at 724-743-5000 for your room reservation -Verizon Wireless’ Hope Line will be sponsoring a phone drive.  Bring your old cell phone and drop it in the HopeLine box.  For every phone collected, Verizon Wireless will donate $5 to Washington Women’s Shelter.


April 9 - Greater Harmony Chorus will host its annual fashion show and luncheon, at The Chadwick, One Wexford Square, Wexford, PA - Fashions by “Pittsburgh Elegance” will be featured - Luncheon will be served - Guests will be treated to a Chinese Auction of theme baskets, sales of gently used purses, jewelry and scarves, as well as used books. The doors open at 11 a.m.  - Tickets are $25 adults and $10 for children 12 & under.  Tickets are available by calling 724-444-7682 or 724-856-3685, or by visiting www.greaterharmony.org for more information. The deadline for obtaining tickets is April 6, 2011.


April 4 – Pittsburgh Public Schools presents Minority / Women Business Department – 5th Annual Business Opportunity Extravaganza – Tenth 19th Street Pittsburgh – Keynote Speaker Keith B. Key – 1:45 – 4:45 PM – Call 412-488-4661  or email rsears1@pghboe.net for details


April 9 – 2011 Organ Donor Awareness Night – Pirates vs. Rockies, Zambelli Fireworks – Outfield Box $20 ($5 donated) L/R Grandstand $12 ($2 donated) – 7:05 PM – Contact Chaz Kellem at 412-325-4731 or by email chaz.kellem@pirates.com for tickets


April 30– Women’s Expo - 9am-3pm - Hosted at the Four Points Sheraton in Greensburg  - 100 Sheraton drive, Greensburg – For more information, call 724.837.3713 or email: ellendeslamwomensexpo@gmail.com




March 18-20 – Veterans of Foreign Wars presents Women Veterans Retreat in Green Bay  - Please take a moment to look at the website for this event at www.sheserveswi.org


April 5 - JF&CS Presents the Brain Builders Club - Each of the workshop topics are designed to teach new skills and address one of the three components of cognitive enhancement: brain stimulation, stress reduction and physical activity. Participation in this innovative and fun program is free. Brain Builders Club graduates not only enjoy the workshops; at the end of each eight-week session, many ask to sign up for the next one!


To be eligible for the Brain Builders Club, participants must meet the following criteria:

· Age 65-85

· Be able to get to JF&CS for workshops on their own

· Able to do moderate physical exercise

· Commitment to full, eight-week program


JF&CS currently is recruiting for its spring session of the Brain Builders Club, which begins April 5 and meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9:30am to 12:30pm* at JF&CS (5743 Bartlett Street, Squirrel Hill).


For more information and to apply, please contact Ellie Eisenstat, JF&CS’s Cognitive Enhancement Program Coordinator, at eeisenstat@jfcspgh.org or 412.904.5960.


April 20 - Greater Pittsburgh NAWBO’s Annual Make the Connection Awards Dinner, Sheraton Station Square - 300 West Station Square Drive - 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.

Organizations participating should have the information on the enclosed form returned no later than Thursday, March 31, 2011 for your volunteer to be recognized at the dinner. Please only one volunteer per organization will be honored. Please call Mary Pam Kilgore at 412-854-4827 if there are any questions - Tickets to the dinner for staff, friends, and family and community leaders will be available for $75.00 individually or a table for 10 may be purchased for $650.00. 


Save the Date


May 6-15 – Silk Screen - Asian Film Festival – visit silkscreenfestival.org for more details

January Events

January 16, 2011 By: admin Category: Events

January /February Newsletter


January 20 - Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania Disability Resource Breakfast - 8:30 – 9:30 AM - Dr. Ron Gilardi, JD, PhD, Adjunct professor at La Roche College - Topic: The Hostile Work Environment: How to deal with Harassment - 1650 Main Street PittsburghFREE - RSVP: 412.782.5344 or volunteersofamerica@voapa.org

January 21 – Pittsburgh Women’s Power Lunch - 1:30 to 3:30 p.m - Sonoma Grille, 947 Penn Avenue, Downtown - $28.00 cash at the door - RSVP must be received by end of business Wednesday,  Jan. 19th - Attention all new ladies: Bring a friend or two with you and be prepared to tell us about your business and how we can help you.  Bring at least 50 cards, brochures or flyers with you. share with the group - RSVP Suzannef@zoominternet.net or Call 724-452-5152 - www.womenspowerlunch.com


January 25 ­– The Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence and our new Center for Women in Business invite you to connect with dynamic women entrepreneurs – Duquesne Club – Coacktails & Hors d’oeuvres - $30 / person (cash bar) – Register by ieeregistration@katz.pitt.edu – 412-624-2271

January 27 – Announcing a new Meetup for Downtown Women’s Club - Pittsburgh! - Please join us for lunch and network with local business women. Resident CPA, Marlene Will will enlighten us on What the Tax Changes mean for you and your business - The Getaway Café - 3049 Sussex Avenue Pittsburgh - 12: 00 PM - www.getawaycafe.com – Call 412 343-1333 for more information - RSVP to this Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/DWCPittsburgh/calendar/15948287/

January 27  - Executive Women’s Council of Greater Pittsburgh – Motivating Generation X & Y - Dr. Jan Ferri-Reed, Best-selling author and keynote speaker -  Sheraton Station Square Hotel - 11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - EWC Member: $30, Guest: $40 – please register by email: ewcpgh@aol.com


February 11 - Pittsburgh Professional Women Workshop:  Should Your Business Be Certified? - from 1-3pm - The Greentree Radisson - Members $29  Non Members $39 - Professional Men and Women Welcome - Registration includes Lunch and Workshop - Prices increase to $35/$49 on Friday, February 4th - To Register visit www.PittsburghProfessionalWomen.com






-          The Diversity Business Resource Center will be holding its first networking event in February.  Details will be available on our website under the Events tab in the near future.  Look for these quarterly opportunities to meet new potential clients, customers and partners.


Don’t forget that on the second Wednesday of every month, a representative from the Allegheny County MWDBE Department comes to the DBRC to counsel clients about the Unified Certification Program.  If you are interested in a 1/2 hour time slot between 9 am and 12 pm, please call our office at 412-322-3272.


If you have not heard, the Women Owned Small Business contracting program goes into effect 2/4/11, and will be implemented by the US Small Business Administration. 


-          February 4 - Planning for National Wear Red Day? -Wear RED on National Wear Red Day, to support awareness, research, education and community programs to benefit women. These funds help women by offering educational programs, advancing women’s understanding about their risk for heart disease and providing tools and motivation to help women reduce their risk to protect their health.


-          YMCA Small Business Startup Training Classes


           February 15 - 6pm -9pm - CCAC North Shore Student Service Center


           February 16 - 11am - 2pm - YWCA 305 Wood Street Pittsburgh


This 12 week - 36 hour step-by-step program is designed for women who what to start a microenterprise (small business) and don’t know where to begin. Offered in cooperation with Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC), this course helps entrepreneurs hone the skills needed to create, manage, and grow a successful business. Microenterprise is defined as a business with five or fewer employees  and less than $35,000  in start-up capital. Offering day and evening classes!


Class Schedule:


Tuesday Evenings: 6pm - 9pm

February 15, 2011 - May 3, 2011

CCAC North Shore


Wednesday Afternoons: 11am - 2pm 

February 16, 2011 - May 4, 2011

YWCA Greater Pittsburgh


Cost: $199 (includes program curriculum and materials)
Payment plan available


Call for additional info 412. 255. 6749



-          February 20 - Coming in Hot -A play about women in the military, horror, humor, fear, cultural clashes! with award winning  theatre/film artist Jeanmarie Simpson – 3 pm - Eddy Theatre  -Chatham University sponsored by Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom - Chatham University - 412-661-7149


-           Pennsylvania Women Work can help you change your life in the new year with “New Choices” 

  • Downtown Orientation & First Class • Tuesday, February 1, 2011, Park Building, Third Floor • 355 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, Introduction to Computers Class • Wednesday, February 2, 2011,Park Building,Third Floor • 355 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Bethel Park • Wednesday, February 23, 2011, Bethel Park High School, 301 Church Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102,
  • Beaver • Orientation & First Class • February 22, 2011, Community College of Beaver County, Main Campus • 1 Campus Drive, Monaca, PA 15061
  • Washington • Thursday, February 24, 2011, Place to be determined

For more information about the free classes offered in the “New Choices” program, contact Lynda Broze at 412.281.9240.



4th Annual W.I.L.D. Conference at the Erie Bayfront Convention Center on March 25th, 2011


Zonta’s 8th Annual Best of Chefs at Glass Slipper Ball – Sat. March 5th – Four Points Sheraton- Grazing, Sipping, Dancing to Dr. Zoot! Over 30 top chefs compete for awards while showcasing signature hors d’oeuvres and desserts plus libation sampling.  Live Auction with some fabulous trips to Paris, Capri and Africa! Proceeds to benefit education for single moms as well as Girls Hope. For more info contact www. ZontaThreeRiversNorth.com or call 724-935-6100


November 29, 2010 By: admin Category: Events

December 1 - Pittsburgh Professional Women presents the 2011 Women of Integrity Awards - 1-3pm - Join us at the historic Pittsburgh Athletic Association as we recognize the 2011 Women of Integrity Award Winners with special guest hostess Jennifer Abney, WPXI AM News Anchor and Inspirational Singer Vida Malcanas. Register early, because this event always sells out.  Members Register for jut $35 until November 24th, then the price increases to $39.  Non members are $49.  - Women’s Yellow Pages Readers  can register at member prices…just put Women’s Yellow Pages in the Order Instructions. Valet Parking Available in the PAA lot.  To register visit www.PittsburghProfessionalWomen.com or call 412-202-6983.


December 1 - Performance artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña is coming back to Pittsburgh in an artful partnership between CMU, The Center for the Arts in Society, The Mattress Factory and ArtUp - The Center for the Arts in Society presents - Guillermo Gómez-Peña - ‘Multiple Journeys’- 5:00 PM - Kresge Theater, College of Fine Arts


December 2 - Got Interns? - 7:30 am -10:00 am - Penn State New Kensington - $35 (Includes breakfast, workshop and materials) - Please join us and learn how to develop a solid internship program and learn how you can utilize the untapped resource of internship seekers in this region to help maximize and strengthen your business and network with other local employers!

December 2 - Book Signing/Neuro Emotional Coaching demos - Mt. Lebanon Branch of First Commonwealth Bank - 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Author Barbara Schwarck - Call 412-242-3971 for additional information and to RSVP


December 2 - SOLO PERFORMANCE: GUILLERMO GÓMEZ PEÑA - PERFORMANCE: 7PM, DISCUSSION WITH PANELISTS: 8PM - $10 (MF MEMBERS FREE, PITT + CMU STUDENTS FREE WITH I.D.) - Guillermo Gomez-Pena is a performance artist, writer, activist, and educator. He has pioneered multiple media, including performance art, experimental radio, video, performance, photography, and installation art. Visit http://www.cmu.edu/cas/ for additional information



December 2 - Girls Coalition -Economic Empowerment Networking Breakfast - Forbes Road Career and Technology Center in Monroeville - 8:30 AM - 10 AM - Registration fee is $10 (includes a light breakfast) - space is limited to 40 participants, so register early by emailing info@girlscoalitionswpa.org


December 4 - The Senator John Heinz History Center will host its eighth annual Holiday Book Fair Featuring More Than 50 Local Authors – 10 a.m. 2 p.m. – 1212 Smallman Street Pittsburgh – for more info visit www.heinzhistorycenter.org


December 4 – Free Christmas Benefit Concert!


Greater Harmony Chorus will present “Winter Wonderland of Music,” a free Christmas concert to benefit The Network of Hope Give-A-Gift Holiday Program and the Lighthouse Mission. The concert will be at 3:00 pm on Saturday, December 4, at North Hills Junior High School, 55 Rochester Road, Pittsburgh


A donation of an unwrapped toy for children 2-18 and/or canned goods is requested. Monetary donations will also be accepted. Join us for beautiful Christmas favorites sung in a cappella four-part harmony. Special guests include the Sounds of Pittsburgh Chorus, and chapter quartets. For more information about the concert or our chorus, please see www.greaterharmony.org, email greaterharmony@hotmail.com, or call 724-613-9800.



December 4 - New Voices Pittsburgh: Women of Color for Reproductive Justice

We’re having a Rent Party! 8 pm - 12 midnight - Come and party with New Voices Pittsburgh this Saturday and help us raise the roof and the RENT- Spades tournament, board games galore, great music, DANCING, and some good old debauchery right in our office! -Suggested donation is $5-$10 - Feel free to B.Y.O.B. Bring a dish, snacks anything to share with folks. We’ll have refreshments and a keg! - 18+ to attend, 21+ for libations. All are welcome -For more information, contact Bekezela Mguni @ 917.748.8116 or email bekezela.nvp@gmail.com.The Beatty Building. 5907 Penn Ave Suite 340. Pittsburgh


December 6 - Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship (CWE) Open House - 5:00 – 7:00 PM - James Laughlin Music Hall, Chatham University, Shadyside Campus - FREE and OPEN to the public - Register online: www.chatham.edu/cwe - Register for any of our programs on the day of the open house to receive 10% off


December 7 – Free Teleclass - Join Diana Fletcher, Stress Reducing Expert, as she shares easy strategies to make your holidays fun again - Register at www.dianafletcher.com/events/teleclasses - Class will be recorded. All registrants will receive recording. The teleclass  is free; long distance charges may apply.


December 8 - December Meetings at Volunteers of America


The monthly Brown Bag Lunch and Disability Resource Breakfast are both FREE and open to the public.

Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania

1650 Main Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15215


Brown Bag Lunch

12:00 – 1:00pm


Topic:  Creating a Publicity Plan for Your Business

 Speaker: Beth Caldwell, Publicity Specialist and Author of the Book 

“I Wish I’d Known THAT! Secrets to Success in Business”

 Most companies and organizations and entrepreneurs do not need to hire a full-time publicist, but they do need a plan.  Having a good publicity plan is essential to be able to take advantage of media opportunities. A publicity plan can be implemented by a staff member or volunteer, but first you need the plan. 


Beth will share industry secrets for: 


    • Creating a custom media list
    • Creating a 12 month media plan
    • Understanding the steps of media coverage 
    • How to create an attention-getting press release



December 8 - Biz Chicks 5th Annual Holiday Extravaganza - Regional Exterprise Tower 31st Floor - 425 Sixth Avenue Pittsburgh - 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. - 40 female vendors - $7 for members, $10 non-members - RSVP by December 3: bas@muslaw.com or call 412-456-2587 - Cash & Checks only


December 8 – Toys for Tots Holiday Donation Party sponsored by The Musuneggi Financial Group & Single Steps Strategies – 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. - Manor Oak Two

Suite 520 1910 Cochran Road Pittsburgh - For more information or to RSVP please call 412-341-2888 or e-mail Sara at sdurzo@singlestepsstrategies.com


December 10 - Women’s Power Lunch Holiday Affair - 1:30pm – 3:00pm - Heinz Hall, Mozart Room, 5′th St. Downtown Pittsburgh - This is a celebration for all who attend and will get you into the holiday spirit while generating new business! We have grown significantly over the past 13 years and have over 1,600 women who are part of our email list. Come and join us for fun & food! RSVP: suzannef@zoominternet.net OR 724-452-5152


December 10 - Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series - Speaker: Mona Generett, PhD, Vice President Community Development, Dollar Bank - Topic: “Finding Opportunity in the Strangest Places – Business and Community Reinvestment.” - 7:30 am – 9:00 am - James Laughlin Music Hall, Chatham University, Shadyside Campus - Register Online: www.chatham.edu/cwe - Information: (412) 365-1253 Cost: $25 - (networking and a continental breakfast precede the presentation)


December 13 – SMC Headquarters, Churchill – Government Relations Meeting - Guest Speaker: Rep. Jason Altmire, U.S. House of Representatives SMC cordially invites you to join us for a lively discussion with Rep. Jason Altmire (D-4th). Altmire who serves on the U.S. House Small Business Committee will speak about the Affordable Care Act and legislation of interest to small businesses on the 2011-2012 Congressional agenda.  


After the sea-change election of 2010 it’s time to get to work and create jobs for the 15 million Americans looking for work. But how do we do it and what do we need? There are many issues that will impact small business and must be addressed from the extension of the Bush tax cuts, repeal of the Form 1099 provision, the Alternative Minimum Tax patch, the Estate Tax, the self-employed health care deduction as well as potential changes to the new health care law.  


Here’s your chance to speak with an elected official and tell him what it’s like to run a small business. Time will be allocated for “Q & A” so bring your business concerns as well as your ideas for solutions. Members and guests are welcome. Seating is limited. To register for Rep. Altmire Meeting visit http://www.smc.org/node/523  


For more information contact Eileen Anderson, Government Relations Manager, (412) 342-1606 or email eileenanderson@smc.org





December 16 –

.Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania

1650 Main Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15215

RSVP: 412.782.5344 X209 or volunteersofamerica@voapa.org



Disability Resource Breakfast

8:30 – 9:30 AM


Speaker: Diana Fletcher, Stress Reducing Expert


Topic: Choosing Stress Free “Happy Holidays”.

Learn simple tips that will help you and your loved ones celebrate the season, without extra stress and fatigue and with lots of love, laughter and delight - Let’s have some fun!



Save the Date


January 27 - Job & Career FairHilton Garden Inn Southpointe, 1000 Corporate Drive Canonsburg – 11 am – 3 pm – Meet, interview and network with Pittsburgh area employers – bring copies of your resume! – admission is free – for more information, call Word Christian Talk 101.5 at 412- 937-1500