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Upcoming events

    • 16 Apr 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online: attend from your home or office computer

    Have you always wanted to write a book, e-book, or workbook? 

    Do you keep thinking about getting your book written but never get started? 

    Are you ready to share your story? 

    This workshop is what you've been waiting for.

    A book is a dream that you hold in your hands. —Neil Gaiman

    When you attend this Master Class you'll learn:

    • How to decide between publishing a book, workbook or ebook
    • Who should use a traditional publisher and who should self-publish
    • If you need a book agent
    • How to choose an editor
    • The importance of your book cover
    • How to create an author platform
    • Tips to get started and FINISH your manuscript
    • What to do when you encounter writers block
    • Publicity tips to help you promote your book

    This workshop is for professionals who are interested in establishing themselves in the marketplace as a nonfiction author. If you want to write a book that will establish you as a leader and authority in your field, then DO NOT miss this master class.

    Becoming an author can help you to:

    • Stand out among your colleagues and competition
    • Attract speaking engagements and media coverage
    • Share your story or strategies to a broader audience
    • Elevate your credibility among clients, the media and the public
    • Create a residual stream of income
    • Establish your legacy

    Registration includes workshop, materials and the opportunity to learn alongside women leaders and achievers. 

    Tickets are $59 per person

    Meet the instructor:

    Beth Caldwell is an author, speaker and the host of the popular WebTV Program, Monday Morning Mastermind She is the founder and lead instructor for Leadership Academy for Women and the author of ten books including Women, LEAD! . SMART Leadership and From Frantic to Focused: How to Shift Your Life from Out-of-Control to Streamlined and Successful. She writes a leadership column for the Pittsburgh Business Times newspaper and Smart Business magazine. From 2014-2018,  Beth appeared with the Steve Harvey Success Academy as a global instructor teaching classes on leadership, time management, publicity and becoming an author.

    Books are uniquely portable magic. —Stephen King

    • 23 Apr 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)
    • Online: attend from your home or office computer

    Women place investing for retirement as their fifth most important financial priority, after daily living costs, meeting debt obligations, paying for housing and general savings. For men, investing for retirement is their number one priority*. 

    Time to change that! 

    Recent studies show that women actually outperform men who invest, and are more committed to socially responsible investing.

    With anything important, getting started is the hardest step. That's why Pittsburgh Professional Women has invited Lisa Krall, CFP® and owner of Park Avenue Wealth Management to share tips on investing during lunch on Friday, April 23rd.

    Lisa will be sharing tips including:

    • How to Love Investing
    • Understanding Market Volatility
    • Preparing Your Finances for Retirement
    • How to Choose a Financial Advisor
    Join us at Noon on April 23rd to get your questions answered.

    Have a specific question for Lisa?

    Members, contact her here.

    Non-members, click here.

    *The statistic above is according to a 2018 report from insurance brokerage Willis Towers Watson.

    • 13 May 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • online: attend from your home or office computer

    Dr. Hilary Link, President of Allegheny College and a 2021 Influential Leader Award, will be joining us to talk about courageous living and leading, and how she did it during the pandemic crisis. 

    About our guest: 

    Hilary L. Link, Ph.D., is the first female President of Allegheny College — one of the nation’s oldest and most innovative four-year colleges where multidisciplinary learning breaks the conventional mold. In more than 20 years’ experience across a broad range of institutions of higher education, she’s built programs with the faculty and increased resources, while providing students with a cross-disciplinary path to think critically, communicate creatively and question everything. A visionary, dynamic and entrepreneurial leader, she has served as Dean of Temple University Rome as well as Vice Provost at New York City’s Barnard College. Recognized as a multidisciplinary scholar and globalist, President Link earned a B.A. in Art History and Italian from Stanford University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Italian Language and Literature from Yale University.

    Event Policy:

    Educated leaders are empowered leaders. During this difficult time of living and working in the midst of a pandemic crisis, Pittsburgh Professional Women online events are open to all professionals at no charge, regardless of membership. It's important right now to support one another. See a full list of all upcoming events here.

    • 20 May 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online: attend from your home or office computer

    If follow up is a hard heavy "to do" for you, then DON'T MISS the Follow Up Sales Strategies presentation with special guest speaker Wanda Allen. 

    When you attend this very helpful workshop, you'll learn that follow up is merely a matter of having effective habits and good systems in place.

    If you struggle getting your follow up work done, it's not because you don't have time, you're not organized or you're not good at sales...it's because you haven't learned the right systems and skill set.  Understanding this will help put you in the flow of ease of getting this all important work done on a daily basis.

    In the Follow Up Sales Strategies presentation, you'll learn: 

        Why using a system is critical for success

        Follow up systems that don't work

        How the right mindset will make the follow up process easier

        Surprising sales statistics

        The real reason people don’t follow up

        3 strategies that will improve your follow up efforts immediately

    Improving your follow up skills will help you get more clients and close more sales! Bring your entire team and join us on May 20th at 12 noon for this lunchtime presentation. 

    Meet The Speaker: 

    Joining us from San Diego, CA, Wanda Allen is an International speaker, coach, corporate trainer, author and award winning business owner. She's the author of Follow Up Savvy and Follow Up Sales Strategies.  Wanda had a 25 year corporate career where she held the position of Senior Vice President for 15 years.  She has a sales background and worked with sales teams throughout her corporate career.  She gained extensive training on business development, maintaining client relationships and customer service.  She has a strong skill set for developing systems and applied this skill to the follow up process.  What she teaches is tried, tested and proven.  After leaving the corporate world to pursue her own business ventures, Wanda founded her business, Follow Up Sales Strategies. She's an expert in helping entrepreneurs, business owners and sales professionals increase pipelines, improve sales performance and strengthen relationships by developing strong follow up skills.

    Event Policy:

    Educated leaders are empowered leaders. During this difficult time of living and working in the midst of a pandemic crisis, Pittsburgh Professional Women online events are open to all professionals at no charge, regardless of membership. It's important right now to support one another. See a full list of all upcoming events here.

    • 24 Jun 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online: attend from your home or office computer

    Becoming certified as a Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) is about so much more than being able to attach the colorful "women owned" logo to your business card. It's about opening up doors to a network of thousands of other women entrepreneurs and hundreds of corporate and government partners looking to work with women-owned businesses.


    This webinar is for anyone interested in certification, whether you're still considering it or are already well under way in the process.

     Attend this webcast to learn:


    -  The eligibility requirements so you can know if certification is right for you

    -   The process, costs, documents required and what to expect

    -   The benefits and opportunities available to certified women owned businesses

    Meet the Speaker

    Colleen LaCoss is the certification manager with the Women’s Business Enterprise Center – East, leading a team that certifies and serves over 1,500 women owned businesses each year, and growing! Colleen began her career working with the Girl Scouts, and since has managed numerous non-profits and associations, helping them to grow membership and engagement and achieve their missions. She is a jack of all trades, having successfully lead efforts across all aspects of non-profit management, including strategic planning, education, marketing and branding, special events, membership growth, process management, and committee and board of directors coordination. Her strategy includes a lot of creativity, and she’s not afraid of a little chaos. In her own words, “I love coming to work every day to a place where women are empowered to change the world.”

    WBENC is the largest certifier of women-owned businesses and is recognized by hundreds of major corporations and government agencies with supplier diversity programs. 

    • 08 Jul 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online: Attend from Your Home or Office Computer

    Pittsburgh Professional Women is happy to welcome Dr. Susan Plank as a guest speaker for July 8, 2021.

    Susan is a chiropractic doctor specializing in functional medicine, weight loss, nutrition and hormone imbalance. She is the host of a popular local radio show on KHB Radio that plays each Friday at 11am. We're thrilled to welcome her for a power hour of tips on wellness, weight loss and nutrition. Join us to learn from Dr. Susan about:

    • Hormones
    • Blood Sugar
    • Stress
    • Food Choices
    • Bring your questions

    Bonus: All who register and attend will receive a helpful video program from Dr. Susan called Drop 5 Pounds Fast 

    Listen to Dr. Susan each Friday live at 11am ET on her popular local radio show about health, wellness and weight loss here: www.khbradio.com.

    • 22 Jul 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online: attend from your home or office computer

    Financial freedom is a highly sought after goal and incredibly exciting to achieve.  But most individuals have one big scary thing standing in their way - debt.  Americans carry an average of $92,727 in consumer debt, paying interest rates of over 17% for most.

    Paying off debt is the secret sauce to financial success. In this discussion, we’ll talk about the primary strategies for paying debt off, how to know which is right for you, and a few benefits to getting rid of it quickly as possible.

    Meet the speaker:

    Kristen Ricupero is a Financial Coach & Profit Advisor who specializes in helping small business owners, entrepreneurs and driven professionals in both their business & personal finances. She works closely with individuals to simplify money, strengthen their financial management skills, eliminate debt, and create cash flow management systems to maximize profit and ultimately build wealth. By developing specific action plans that are tailored to each client’s needs, values and goals, it allows them to live and retire in ways they only thought they could dream. 

    Kristen is fueled by her passion to help others succeed and become financially free. As soon as the pandemic hit, Kristen immediately began offering financial workshops virtually, and then launched a digital course and online group coaching program. During that time, Kristen helped her students and clients pay off over $500,000 in personal debt and increase their savings by $154,000.

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