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    • 28 Sep 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Great Hall Office Suites, 1001 Perry Highway, Suite 4, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
    • 6

    Create a Complete Media Kit for Your Business
    Friday, September 28th from 1-3 pm

    Would you like to attract media attention for your company, project or cause?

    Having a media kit (also called a press kit) is a smart way to attract media coverage and attention that doesn’t take a lot of time or cost a lot of money.

    In this afternoon workshop with Beth Caldwell, you’ll learn a simple step-by-step process to create a complete press kit for your business. 

    Having a media kit as a part of your overall marketing plan is a simple and effective way to let the media know exactly what makes your organization newsworthy.

    You'll learn:

    • The five important components of a media kit

    • How to write a professional bio

    • The biggest mistakes made with press photos

    • What to include on a company fact sheet

    • How to write a press release that gets attention

    • How to invite members of the media to attend your fundraiser or special event

    Meet the presenter:

    Beth Caldwell is an author, speaker and success strategist. A public relations expert, she helps her clients to elevate their presence and become respected experts and leaders in their industry.

    Beth is the host of a popular webTV show called Smart Leadership. She’s also the author of 7 books and a columnist for Smart Business Magazine and The Pittsburgh Business Times.

    She has received a number of awards, including “Top 20 Most Influential Women on LinkedIn, Pittsburgh Magazine’s “40 Under 40″ award, and she was recognized recently recognized with the Pennsylvania Woman of Courage Award.

    Even though she’s spoken on stage with Suze Orman and spent four years teaching for Steve Harvey in his Global Success Institute, Beth is most fondly known and recognized for her organization Pittsburgh Professional Women, a resource organization that she started in 2004.

    She is the mom of two college-age sons and the mischievous adolescent JJ Kitty, who likes to make regular appearances on her webinars.

    This workshop is ideal for small business owners, non-profit organizations, entrepreneurs, and professionals who want to create a presence in the media and stand out from their competition. Registration is limited to 10 students, so don't delay. Register now using the buttons above.

    • 19 Oct 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Online Webinar

    Friday, October 19th at 10 am:

    List Building Essentials

    Growing and maintaining a contact list can be overwhelming, but it is critically important to sustain growth in your business and career. During this workshop you'll learn strategies to maintain great relationships with your list while you continue to gain new contacts each and every month. 

    We'll cover SIX Strategies to Grow, Organize, Maintain and ENGAGE with your list. 

    Don't miss it!

    Focus Friday workshops are FREE for Pittsburgh Professional Women Members and usually happen the third Friday of each month at 10am. If you are a member, register using the buttons to the left. If you're not a member, click here to join now. 

    The Presenter:

    Beth Caldwell is an author and professional speaker with over 70,000 social media followers. In 2012 she received the "Top 20 Most Influential Women on LinkedIn" Award . She helps her clients stand out in a crowded marketplace and be known as resources and influencers. 

    • 19 Oct 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Great Hall Office Suites, 1001 Perry Highway, Suite 4, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

    Create a Complete Marketing Plan For Your Business

    Friday, October 19th at 10:00 am

    A marketing plan is one of the most important aspects of your overall business success plan, and something that often frustrates small business owners and entrepreneurs. In this step-by-step workshop, you'll create a practical, affordable and simple marketing strategy that will help you to attract your ideal clients. When you attend this intensive masterclass, you'll learn:

    • How to polish and update your brand
    • How to setup marketing systems that work for you 
    • Why you need to stop doing certain types of marketing 
    • How to market your business to begin attracting new clients immediately
    • The pros and cons of a niche market
    • How to implement marketing systems
    • Tips for automation and outsourcing 

    During our time together, you'll be able to create an effective and easy to implement customized marketing plan. This course is ideal for anyone who is starting or growing their own business, or who needs to get the word out about their product, service, or solution. 

    Create a Complete Marketing Plan for Your Business

    Who:  Companies, individuals, oganizations or causes that need a marketing plan

    What: A practical marketing strategy guide to grow your business

    Where: This class will happen at the Pittsburgh Professional Women offices at the Great Hall Office Suites, 1001 Perry Highway, Suite 4, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

    When: Friday, August 19th from 10:00am to 12:00noon

    Why: It's time to tell the world about your solutions and shift your business to one of abundance

    Investment: $59 for Pittsburgh Professional Women Members $79 for non members

    Meet the instructor:

    Beth Caldwell Workshop Marketing PlanBeth Caldwell is a popular author, speaker, expert publicist, teacher, motivator and mentor. She the Executive Director of Pittsburgh Professional Women and the founder of Leadership Academy for Women. For more than ten years, she’s helped small businesses, entrepreneurs and non profit organizations create marketing and publicity plans that elevate their presence, and grow their businesses.

    Today Beth writes for Smart Business Magazine and the Pittsburgh Business Times newspaper and is a global instructor for the Steve Harvey Success Institute. She’s the author of five popular books about business and leadership. As a business owner, she realizes the importance of gaining new clients and having reliable marketing systems that work. Her unique and non-traditional approach to publicity is refreshing and innovative. 

    Pittsburgh Professional Women Beth Caldwell Marketing WorkshopPittsburgh Professional Women is a resource organization for business women in Western Pennsylvania. Our workshops are designed to help women in business keep up to date with the latest business tools, techniques and strategies. We empower, educate, motivate and mentor women to success. 

    Our members are professional women represent a variety of businesses and backgrounds. Each month, we feature distinct local women in business. Our Directory of Women in Business is designed to help you find quality companies and organizations to patronize.


    • 05 Dec 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Perle, 25 Market Square Pittsburgh, PA 15222

    You're Invited to the Pittsburgh Professional Women Holiday Social and Workshop:

    Polish Your Professional Presence with Beth Caldwell and Kym Gable

    Wednesday, December 5th from 6-8 pm

    Join us at the beautiful Perle Restaurant in Market Square for an evening of socializing, networking and important business tips just in time for 2019. We know you want to show up in life and business as your best possible self, so don't miss this helpful presentation where you'll learn positioning tips from two local experts who have on and off camera expertise and many years of success in positioning, branding and leadership.

    At Polish Your Professional Presence, you'll learn strategies for:

    • Effective Conversations 
    • Powerful Presentations
    • Fearless Body Language
    • Body Language Mistakes to Avoid
    • Appearing On-Camera
    • Irresistible Social Media Posts
    • Using Your Voice 
    • Taking Great Photos
    • Creating Videos and Live-Streams
    The tips you'll learn from Beth and Kym will help you to:
    • Increase Your Following
    • Grow Your Business 
    • Position Yourself as a Leader, Expert or Authority
    • Stand Out from Your Competition 

    You'll also receive a free e-book with tips for your professional head shot photos and for making excellent videos. Seating is limited at this event to 40, so register early.


    5:30 pm Early Registration and Networking 

    6:00 to 6:30 pm Snacks and Socializing

    6:30 to 7:30 pm Presentation from Beth and Kym

    7:30 to 8:00 pm Questions, Networking, Planning and Goal Setting for 2019

    Meet the Presenters:

    Beth Caldwell is the founder of Leadership Academy for Women,  the host of Smart Leadership on Pittsburgh BizTV Shows, an author and columnist. In 2012 she was named one of the top 20 most influential women on LinkedIn. She has more than 10,000 social media followers and spent the past four years teaching leadership and entrepreneurship for the Steve Harvey Success Institute. Her favorite thing to do is help women position themselves as leaders and experts in order to grow their businesses to full capacity with a waiting list. 

    Kym Gable is an Entrepreneur, KDKA TV2 NEWS Reporter, Voice Artist , Freelance Producer and Mom of Twin Girls. She's been reporting news at KDKA TV2 (CBS) for more than 10 years.  In 2017 Kym became the host of Inspired Women Paying It Forward South Chapter. This organization's mission is to make a difference in the community by creating space for women who have more in their lives to take action on behalf of women who have less. Kym enjoys helping others live extraordinary lives. 

    Polish Your Professional Presence is a great way to end the year by networking with other influential women while learning skills to kick off 2019 with success. Remember, seating is limited, so register early. See you there. 

    • 24 Jan 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • AC Hotel Pittsburgh, 1126 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

    You're in for a January treat when you attend this presentation from local leaders Beth Caldwell and Kim McClure. Despite challenging personal and professional obstacles, these women have persevered and achieved success and fulfillment both at work and at home, and they want the same for you. Prepare to be inspired and motivated as they share their deeply personal stories and how they replaced guilt, shame and judgment with fierce optimism and purpose. 

    Attend One Empowered Evening if:

    • you are into self-improvement and want to be your best self
    • you want to be influential instead of just successful
    • you struggle with the imposter syndrome
    • you need a confidence boost
    • you enjoy positive energy and enthusiasm
    • you're ready to stop feeling shame or guilt for past choices
    • you want to support other women to become their best selves
    Meet the speakers:

    Kim McClure leads a team of women who have collectively   produced more that 15 million dollars in sales. Her income tops seven figures and she's earned trips to more than 25 countries around the world. Born in a small town in Ohio, Kim began her career as a registered nurse because she wanted to make a difference in people's lives.  She never imagined that she'd one day be leading a top producing sales team of more than 1400.  Her mission is to help women reach their true value and empower them to live their dreams and leave a legacy. 

    Beth Caldwell has been gathering groups of females since she was 8 years old. As a child, she'd write manuals for self-improvement from her mom's magazines, host meetings  in the family living room and give motivational talks. Although she began her career in airline services, and moved to social work before becoming an entrepreneur, the common theme in her work has always been to make the world a better place. Today she is a full time professional speaker and writer. Beth is the author of 7 leadership and self help books for women. You can find her columns and articles in many prestigious publications and blogs including THRIVE Global, The Pittsburgh Business Times and Smart Business Magazine. In 2013 she launched Leadership Academy for Women and in 2014 she joined the Steve Harvey Success Institute where she trained and mentored entrepreneurs around the world.  Her mission is to help women succeed in life and business. 

    Seating is limited to 40, so register early. We're meeting at the beautiful brand new AC Hotel at the edge of the Strip District near the Convention Center. Valet Parking is available at the hotel, as well as several public lots nearby.

    Invite your friends to One Empowered Evening. You'll be motivated, refreshed and inspired. 

    See you there. 
    • 07 Feb 2019
    • 25 Apr 2019
    • 12 sessions
    • 1001 Perry Highway, Suite 4, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

    Welcome to the Sixth Class of Leadership Academy for Women

    This is an innovative leadership development program for aspiring women leaders in Western PA. This twelve-week course is designed to help women understand their leadership style, develop authentic leadership skills, and learn to lead others effectively. The class is limited to ten and upon graduation, you'll have new skills to improve:

    • leadership effectiveness 
    • communication
    • negotiation
    • positioning
    You will have a new professional headshot photo and developed a professional bio. You'll understand your leadership style as well as the styles of those you lead. You'll discover the importance of leading others, developing future leaders, delegating and managing your time effectively. You'll learn new tools for being mindful so that you can be an effective manager and negotiator. You'll be empowered to withstand criticism, navigate conflict and develop a positive culture in your work and home environment. You'll have created new and long lasting professional friendships and, most importantly uncovered your leadership potential. 
    To see what previous graduates have to say about this course, click here. 

    Course Schedule

    February 7, 2019: Essential Leadership Skills

    February 14, 2019: Understanding Your Natural Leadership Style

    February 21, 2019: How to Become Comfortable With Criticism

    February 28, 2019: Developing Workplace Culture: How to Create a Successful Work Environment *PHOTO NIGHT*

    March 7, 2019: Effective Negotiation: Skills to Ask for What You Want

    March 14, 2019: Poised and Productive: Time Management Skills for Success

    March 21, 2019: The Importance of Mindfulness in the Workplace

    March 28, 2019: Conflict is a Choice: How to Deal With Difficult Work Situations

    April 4, 2019: Establish Your Leadership Credibility as a Communicator

    April 11, 2019: Develop Your Personal Brand

    April 18, 2019: Create Your Professional Bio

    April 25, 2019: Establishing Your Leadership Legacy

    “Leadership Academy gave me an opportunity to not only examine and further my leadership skills but share that process with a diverse and inspiring group of women. It was an experience, unlike anything I’ve done before.”  -Margot Martin, Director of Community Development, Delta Foundation Pittsburgh

    This course is limited to TEN students, so register early. 


    Call Beth Caldwell at 412-202-6983 or go to this page use the button at the bottom to schedule a phone appointment. 

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Pittsburgh Professional Women is a Community Resource Organization dedicated to encouraging, educating and empowering professional women in SouthWestern Pennsylvania. 

Beth Caldwell, Executive Director ◼︎ 1001 Perry Highway ◼︎ Suite 4 ◼︎ Pittsburgh, PA 15237 ◼︎ (412) 202-6983