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​Event - Challenges Women in Business Face

December 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join the PA Department of Community & Economic Development's virtual round table covering the business world from a women’s point of view, hosted by DCED’s Business One Stop Shop Office and Pennsylvania’s Commission for Women.

The event will be moderated by Tiffany Tavarez, the Vice President of Community Relations at Wells Fargo Bank. Speakers will include:

  • Senator Camera Bartolotta of the Pennsylvania Senate, 46th District, and founder of Duke of Oil, a quick lube business in the Mon Valley.
  • Itha Cao, Senior Civic Innovation Specialist at the City of Pittsburgh and Chef and sole owner of The Hungry Cao, which offers Chinese cooking classes and private events with the dual mission of elevating the standing of ethnic Chinese cuisine in Pittsburgh and fundraising for a local social justice cause/organization.
  • Nabila Taha, currently retired, but previously founded Taha Actuaries & Consultants, the first actuarial firm headed by a woman in the Middle East and one of few in the world.
  • Grace McGregor, VP of Strategy and Operations for McGregor Industries, her family’s business, which has been doing business for over 100 years!

Topics will be discussed amongst a group of diverse women who have found success both starting a business and navigating the business world. Women who have overcome the unique challenges presented by being a woman in a male dominated field. Hear about how they overcame any roadblocks and obstacles in their careers.

Topics of Discussion:

  • How to get started
  • Roadblocks and Obstacles
  • How to be successful
  • Impact of COVID-19
  • Open Discussion

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