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RMU, Duquesne Launch Women MBAs Organization

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Pittsburgh -- Robert Morris University and Duquesne University will host the Pittsburgh Professional NAWMBA (National Association of Women MBAs) Chapter Launch Event at the Duquesne University Power Center on Wednesday, July 29.

The chapter is dedicated to enhancing the career development of local women in business through networking events and leadership development. The event will feature guest speaker, Julie Caponi, vice president of Global Audit, Alcoa. The chapter is also asking local professionals to participate in the "Drive for 5" membership challenge. This challenge involves bringing five individuals who share NAWMBA's values to the chapter launch meeting.

NAWMBA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering women in business. In order to accomplish this mission, NAWMBA focuses their efforts in four key areas: education, professional development, networking, and collaboration. Since its establishment, NAWMBA has been rapidly growing by launching affiliate chapters across the United States. Pittsburgh is the 11th city-based professional chapter.

The Pittsburgh Professional Chapter will host networking and career development events and activities, providing ongoing opportunities to enhance the leadership and business skills of local business women. Their primary service project will be to provide financial and in-kind services to support the Pittsburgh Women’s Shelter.

You do not need an MBA to become a member of this group or attend this event; all business and professional women (and men) are welcome. For more information, contact NAWMBA –Pittsburgh Professional Chapter President, Stefanie McNansky at