WE ARE A SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY FOR WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS AND ENTREPRENEURS

We are an advocate for strengthening community economics with targeted business development and opportunities

Networking

Our structured networking events are available virtually or in-person, with an itinerary that generates leads and referrals. You don't need to be a member to participate in these events.

Mentorship

Members have the opportunity to utilize these resources and to connect with experienced and certified business consultants and coaches, that will guide you through business development.

Education

The EMPOWERED WOMEN program connects you with peers that will support you and help you be the best you can be. You also gain access to resources through our collaborative partners.

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    UPCOMING EVENTS

    • WSBA In Person Networking - West Pittsburgh (06 Aug 2021)

      August 6 at 1 PM  Hosted by: Elaine Vitsas of Neora   CO-HOST position available. Get Heard! Get Noticed! Get Leads! (TM) All registrants must wear a mask during this event. COVID-19 SAFETY INFORMATION: While participating in events held or sponsored by the Women's Small Business Association, WSBA, “social distancing” must be practiced and face coverings worn at all times when talking to reduce the risks of exposure to COVID-19. Because COVID-19 is spread mainly from person-to-person contact, WSBA will not permit people to move around the room. Participants will be asked to stay seated in their seats that are 6' from the next person. WSBA has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, WSBA cannot guarantee that its participants, volunteers, partners, or others in attendance will not become infected with COVID-19. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, individuals who fall within any of the categories below should not engage in WSBA face-to-face events.By attending a WSBA event, you certify that you do not fall into any of the following categories: Displaying flu-like symptoms, or have been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for Covid 19 You have not traveled out of the state or the countryYour RSVP is considered your acknowledgment that you derive personal satisfaction and a benefit by virtue of your participation and/or voluntarism with WSBA, and you willingly engage in WSBA events and/or other WSBA sponsored activities.  Thank you for your interest in our events. This event is open to any woman that is an entrepreneur, business professional, or company representative. This is an informal networking event, open to any business woman who would like to increase her business contacts or clients. Things to bring: Yourself and a Smile (business cards will be on a table for people to pick up) Please fill in the blanks to create your 60 second commercial. Hi, my name is (__________), I help (__________) to (__________) by providing (__________). What makes (__________) different is (__________). A little known fact about me is (__________). Agenda 1:00 - check in with the hostess, use hand sanitizer, pick your seat. 1:15 pm -  order your lunch 1:30 pm - Tell us how you helped a client this week. 1:50 pm - Each person gives testimony or referral for someone attending the event 2:10 pm - Event and promotional sale announcements 2:30 pm - WSBA announcementsPlease forward your event question to the WSBA Administration AssistantIf you have an interest in becoming a General member ($75/year) or Premier member ($160/year or $15 per month) of WSBA, please contact Debi Arnett, WSBA Regional Director or Lisa Hunt, WSBA Membership Director.

    • WSBA North Pittsburgh Lunch (10 Aug 2021)

      August 10, 1 PM Get Heard! Get Noticed! Get Leads! (TM) Hosted by: Shannon Fidler, Prudential and Lisa Hunt, Rodan+Fields Skincare Co-hosts:  This event is a combined Beaver and North Hills lunches. COVID-19 SAFETY INFORMATION: While participating in events held or sponsored by the Women's Small Business Association, WSBA, “social distancing” must be practiced and face coverings worn at all times when talking to reduce the risks of exposure to COVID-19. Because COVID-19 is spread mainly from person-to-person contact, WSBA will not permit people to move around the room. Participants will be asked to stay seated in their seats that are 6' from the next person. WSBA has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, WSBA cannot guarantee that its participants, volunteers, partners, or others in attendance will not become infected with COVID-19. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, individuals who fall within any of the categories below should not engage in WSBA face-to-face events.By attending a WSBA event, you certify that you do not fall into any of the following categories: Displaying flu-like symptoms, or have been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for Covid 19 You have not traveled out of the state or the countryYour RSVP is considered your acknowledgment that you derive personal satisfaction and a benefit by virtue of your participation and/or voluntarism with WSBA, and you willingly engage in WSBA events and/or other WSBA sponsored activities.  Thank you for your interest in our events. This event is open to any woman that is an entrepreneur, business professional, or company representative. This is an informal networking event, open to any business woman who would like to increase her business contacts or clients. Things to bring: Yourself and a Smile (business cards will be on a table for people to pick up) Be prepared to do a 60 second commercial and provide the following information. - Your goal for attending or - What is a good referral for you Agenda 1:00 - check in with the hostess, use hand sanitizer, pick your seat. 1:15 pm -  order your lunch 1:30 pm - Tell us how you helped a client this week. 1:50 pm - Each person gives testimony or referral for someone attending the event 2:10 pm - Event and promotional sale announcements 2:30 pm - WSBA announcementsPlease forward your event question to the WSBA Administration AssistantIf you have an interest in becoming a General member ($75/year) or Premier member ($160/year or $15 per month) of WSBA, please contact Debi Arnett, WSBA Regional Director or Lisa Hunt, WSBA Membership Director.

    • WSBA In Person Networking - Gibsonia and Butler (11 Aug 2021)

      August 11 at 11:30 am Get Heard! Get Noticed! Get Leads! (TM) Hosted by: Annette Locke of Kynect & Linda Berkheiser of Berkheisers Living Naturally Co-host: Cheryl Hawkins of Staged with Appeal This is a combined Gibsonia and Butler lunches. All registrants must wear a mask during this event. COVID-19 SAFETY INFORMATION: While participating in events held or sponsored by the Women's Small Business Association, WSBA, “social distancing” must be practiced and face coverings worn at all times when talking to reduce the risks of exposure to COVID-19. Because COVID-19 is spread mainly from person-to-person contact, WSBA will not permit people to move around the room. Participants will be asked to stay seated in their seats that are 6' from the next person. WSBA has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, WSBA cannot guarantee that its participants, volunteers, partners, or others in attendance will not become infected with COVID-19. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, individuals who fall within any of the categories below should not engage in WSBA face-to-face events.By attending a WSBA event, you certify that you do not fall into any of the following categories: Displaying flu-like symptoms, or have been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for Covid 19 You have not traveled out of the state or the countryYour RSVP is considered your acknowledgment that you derive personal satisfaction and a benefit by virtue of your participation and/or voluntarism with WSBA, and you willingly engage in WSBA events and/or other WSBA sponsored activities.  Thank you for your interest in our events. This event is open to any woman that is an entrepreneur, business professional, or company representative. This is an informal networking event, open to any business woman who would like to increase her business contacts or clients. Things to bring: Yourself and a Smile (business cards will be on a table for people to pick up) Be prepared to do a 60 second commercial and provide the following information. - Your goal for attending or - What is a good referral for you Agenda 11:30 - check in with the hostess, use hand sanitizer, pick your seat. 11:45 pm -  order your lunch 12:00 pm - Tell us how you helped a client this week. 12:20 pm - Each person gives testimony or referral for someone attending the event 12:40 pm - Event and promotional sale announcements 12:50 pm - WSBA announcements 1:00 pm - open networkingPlease forward your event question to the WSBA Administration AssistantIf you have an interest in becoming a General member ($75/year) or Premier member ($160/year or $15 per month) of WSBA, please contact Debi Arnett, WSBA Regional Director or Lisa Hunt, WSBA Membership Director.

    Attend Event

    The WSBA holds signature events throughout the year. These events are open to anyone who wishes to attend.

    These events provide educational and inspirational speakers, a productive networking environment and promotional opportunities for WSBA members and professionals. 

    Find Chapter

    Each chapter represents a county in a specific city and state, and hosts it own networking events. Find the  chapter near you, and  attend any of the networking events that the chapter is hosting. There is a $10 meeting fee for non-members. You are welcome to  attend many events in several chapters.

    Ad Sponsorship

    Sponsorship provides an aggressive marketing campaign that will compliment your current marketing plan. Your company information will be distributed to an attentive and active business and professional community in Pittsburgh and its surrounding counties, for several months.

    OUR PARTNERS

    Here is our Women’s Small Business Association partners.

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