Thinking Bigger Than Ever: Women in 2016
Chatham University was founded in 1869 when most women were barred from attending college. While access to higher education in the United States is not as pressing an issue for the majority of women today, women still face social, political, and economic inequalities. As a fully co-educational institution with over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs, Chatham University remains committed to promoting women’s leadership and gender equity. This fall, we celebrate a historic year of Thinking Bigger Than Ever about women. Join us for three days of fascinating speakers and networking opportunities.
THINKING BIGGER 2016
Schedule of Events
A post-election analysis panel from the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics (PCWP)
An entrepreneurship breakfast with Small Business Administration District Director Kelly Hunt and Filmmaker JulieHera DeStefano, hosted by the Center for Women's Entrepreneurship (CWE)
A workshop on film and gender with JulieHera DeStefano for Chatham students only, sponsored by the Women & Gender Studies Program.
A symposium of gender scholars hosted by the Women's Institute, "Gender and Violence: Connecting Interdisciplinary Scholarship and Community."
Thinking Bigger 2016 is a collaboration between the Chatham University's Women's Institute, Center for Women's Entrepreneurship, and Pennsylvania Center for Women & Politics, and the Chatham University Women's Business Center.
CHATHAM UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S INSTITUTE
The Women’s Institute works to eradicate social, political, and economic inequalities and to promote women’s leadership and gender equity. It does this by serving as a platform to draw together the university’s range of gender initiatives, resources, and academic programs. Through education, research, and outreach, we work across campus and into the community with our affiliated centers and programs: the CWE, PCWP, and the Women’s & Gender Studies program.
PENNSYLVANIA CENTER FOR WOMEN & POLITICS
The Pennsylvania Center for Women & Politics (PCWP) at Chatham University is a non-partisan center devoted to fostering women's public leadership through education, empowerment, and action. Established in 1998 and re-conceived in 2003, PCWP conducts candidate and advocacy trainings, offers educational programs in applied politics, and provides timely analysis on women's issues.
CENTER FOR WOMEN's ENTREPRENEURSHIP
The Center for Women's Entrepreneurship (CWE) at Chatham University creates economic opportunities for women through entrepreneurial education and training, mentoring and networking. Building on Chatham's tradition of educating women for nearly 150 years, CWE has provided quality education and training for women entrepreneurs since 2005.
Chatham's Women's Business Center
Established on April 1, 2016, Chatham's Women's Business Center (CWBC) at CWE offers aspiring and existing business owners free business counseling, training programs, technical support, and mentoring focused on business planning and financing, access to capital, federal contracting, and business expansion through international markets and exporting.