What we're about

Welcome to the WOMENS SMALL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION (WSBA) - Pennsylvania.

WSBA is a resources for women to connect, learn practical and professional strategies from nationally and locally recognized experts, and network with peers.

Our mission: To become a valuable resource to business women, by helping and stimulating small and start up business throughout PA., through networking, opportunities, and education.

One of the most important goals of the WSBA is to foster women's economic independence by helping them develop skills needed for entrepreneurial success. WSBA believes strongly that self-employment is a viable and a needed option for all women.

Several chapters make up WSBA, and they cover 8 counties. Each chapter represents a county. Currently, we have 8 chapters. The Allegheny chapter was the 1st chapter to form, and it consists of almost 700 members. You are welcome to join our other chapters, and begin networking with business women specific to their area. Just click on the chapter link of your choice.

Westmoreland Chapter (http://www.meetup.com/WSBA-Westmoreland-County/) Beaver Chapter (http://www.meetup.com/WSBA-Beaver-County/) Butler Chapter (http://www.meetup.com/WSBA-Butler-County/) Washington Chapter (http://www.meetup.com/WSBA-Washington-County/) Fayette Chapter (http://www.meetup.com/WSBA-Fayette/)

Blair Chapter (http://www.meetup.com/WSBA-Blair-County/) Lehigh County (http://www.meetup.com/WSBA-Lehigh-county/)

This resource unites business women! You and your business will grow, because the members of WSBA want to be your support team! To review the products and services that WSBA recommends, please visit our Premier Members (http://wsba.ws/womens-small-business-association/premier-members/2009/11/wsba-premier-members_07.html).

To get listed in our exclusive premiere member directory and/or learn about all that WSBA has to offer, please visit http://www.WSBA.biz . Details on the different levels of Membership (http://wsba.wildapricot.org/page-1560713) will also be available on this site.

Please note: This online community is limited to business women only. WSBA has several opportunities for business men to network with our members at any of WSBA events listed below:

- Attend the next After-work network (TM) in Pittsburgh, Beaver County, or Westmoreland.

To find the next networking opportunity near you please click on WSBA Calendar (http://wsba.wildapricot.org/page-1773680)

- Attend or participate in any of the WSBA annual events: WSBA Spring Networking Event, Women's Small Business Conference, WSBA Fall Networking Event, WSBA Community Service Luncheon.

Click on link: http://www.WSBA.biz

We thank you for joining us!

Susan Miller

WSBA Founder

Upcoming events (5+)

WSBA The Network Lunch TM-South Hills

Walnut Grille

$5.00

To RSVP, please use this link: http://wsba.wildapricot.org/event-2585448 You will be redirected to the organization website to complete your RSVP. Get Heard! Get Noticed! Get Leads! (TM) Hosted by: Kathi Stoddard - Consultant, Debt Shredder (http://www.GetToZeroFast.com) & Kristina Wesling Yost - Realtor, Realty One Group (https://www.realtyonegroup.com). Thank you for your interest in our events. This event is open to any woman that is an entrepreneur, business professional, or company representative. There is a non-refundable $5 meeting fee for non-members, which is payable with your RSVP. Pre-registration is encouraged, so those attending may review your company information before you arrive. You can attend without an RSVP if your schedule changes. You will need check or cash to pay the $5 meeting fee when you arrive. This is an informal networking event, open to any business woman who would like to increase her business contacts or clients in the Robinson/Airport area. Things to bring: - 10-20 business cards or marketing material - cash for your lunch check - $5 meeting fee (non-members only) that attend with no RSVP AGENDA 1:00 pm - attendees arrive, reviews menu, gives the server their drink order, and open networking: everyone stands up to introduce oneself to others and pass their business card 1:15 pm - server takes lunch order and the sign in sheet is passed around 1:30 pm - 60 sec. commercials begin 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 or - Name one product or service they offer that will specifically help small business owners or business professionals. 2:00 pm - each person gives testimony or referral for someone attending the lunch 2:30 pm - Premier member does a 5 min. company presentation 2:35 pm - WSBA announcements from WSBA leadership team member 2:45 pm - Lunch has ended. Open networking is welcomed. If your schedule becomes free the day of the lunch, then you may attend without an RSVP. This lunch is subject to cancellation when the lunch has 3 or fewer RSVPs. Please check this site for cancellations. To review our lunch cancellation policy, please click here (http://www.meetup.com/Womens-Small-Business-Association/pages/Lunch_cancellation_policy_5-09) Please forward your event question to the WSBA Administration Assistant [masked] If you have an interest in becoming a General member ($60/year) or Premier member ($140/year) of WSBA, please contact Debi Arnett at [masked]

WSBA The Network Lunch TM. - North Hills

Bravo Italian Cucina

$5.00

To RSVP, please use this link: http://wsba.wildapricot.org/event-2585457 You will be redirected to the organization website to complete your RSVP. Get Heard! Get Noticed! Get Leads! (TM) Hosted by: Lisa Hunt, U$X Federal Credit Union, www.usxfcu.org Thank you for your interest in our events. This event is open to any woman that is an entrepreneur, business professional, or company representative. There is a non-refundable $5 meeting fee for non-members, which is payable with your RSVP. Pre-registration is encouraged, so those attending may review your company information before you arrive. You can attend without an RSVP if your schedule changes. You will need check or cash to pay the $5 meeting fee when you arrive. This is an informal networking event, open to any business woman who would like to increase her business contacts or clients in the Cranberry/Wexford area. Things to bring: - 10-20 business cards or marketing material - cash for your lunch check - $5 meeting fee (non-members only) AGENDA 1:00 pm - attendees arrive, reviews menu, gives the server their drink order, and open networking: everyone stands up to introduce oneself to others and pass their business card 1:15 pm - server takes lunch order and the sign in sheet is passed around 1:30 pm - 60 sec. commercials begin 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 or - Name one product or service they offer that will specifically help small business owners or business professionals. 2:00 pm - each person gives testimony or referral for someone attending the lunch 2:30 pm - Premier member does a 5 min. company presentation 2:35 pm - WSBA announcements from Debi/Susan 2:45 pm - lunch has ended. Open networking is welcomed. If your schedule becomes free the day of the lunch, then you may attend without an RSVP. This lunch is subject to cancellation when the lunch has 3 or fewer RSVPs. Please check this site for cancellations. To review our lunch cancellation policy, please click here (http://www.meetup.com/Womens-Small-Business-Association/pages/Lunch_cancellation_policy_5-09) Please forward your event question to the WSBA Administration Assistant [masked] If you have an interest in becoming a General member ($60/year) or Premier member ($140/year) of WSBA, please contact Debi Arnett at [masked]

WINE down networking

Village Tavern and Trattoria

$5.00

To RSVP, please use this link: http://wsba.wildapricot.org/event-3263821 You will be redirected to the organization website to complete your RSVP. Congratulations to Debi Arnett, for winning the 2018 Presidents Choice Award and the 2013 Director's Choice award !!! Hosted by Debi Arnett of Profile by Sanford www.profileplan.com and the Regional and Allegheny County Director of WSBA and Meghan Cooper of Arbonne International (http://www.meghancooper1.arbonne.com). Get Heard! Get Noticed! Get Leads! (TM) This is an informal networking event from 5:30 - 7 pm, open to any business men and women who would like to increase their business contacts or clients in the Pittsburgh area. Please bring 10-20 of your business cards to pass out as you mingle, and cash for hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. This is a casual event, so there will be no formal commercials. Please RSVP if you plan to attend this after-work event. If your schedule becomes free the day of the event, you may attend without an RSVP, but RSVP is still appreciated. This event is subject to cancellation when the event has 3 or less RSVPs. Event cancellation policy. (http://www.meetup.com/Womens-Small-Business-Association/pages/Lunch_cancellation_policy_5-09) If you are not a WSBA member and would like to attend as a guest, please contact WSBA office at [masked] If you have an interest in becoming a General member ($60/year) or Premier member ($140/year) of WSBA, please contact Debi Arnett @ [masked] or by phone at[masked]. Any non member that RSVP s and does not attend will be removed from this site. All members should also be changing RSVP's if not attending so the hosts are up to date on how many are attending.

WSBA The Network Lunch (TM) - West

Bravo's Cucina Italiana

$5.00

To RSVP for this event, please use this link: http://wsba.wildapricot.org/event-3251240 You will be directed to our organization website to secure your RSVP. Get Heard! Get Noticed! Get Leads! (TM) Hosted by: Valerie Candee of Ambit Energy (https://www.flywith.myambit.com/start-a-business/energy-526/) and Teresa Jamison of Ambit Energy (http://www.Great.energy526.com) Thank you for your interest in our events. This event is open to any woman that is an entrepreneur, business professional, or company representative. There is a non-refundable $5 meeting fee for non-members, which is payable with your RSVP. Pre-registration is encouraged, so those attending may review your company information before you arrive. You can attend without an RSVP if your schedule changes. You will need check or cash to pay the $5 meeting fee when you arrive. This is an informal networking event, open to any business woman who would like to increase her business contacts or clients in the Robinson/Airport area. Things to bring: - 10-20 business cards or marketing material - cash for your lunch check - $5 meeting fee (non-members only) that attend with no RSVP AGENDA 1:00 pm - attendees arrive, reviews menu, gives the server their drink order, and open networking: everyone stands up to introduce oneself to others and pass their business card 1:15 pm - server takes lunch order and the sign in sheet is passed around 1:30 pm - 60 sec. commercials begin 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 or - Name one product or service they offer that will specifically help small business owners or business professionals. 2:00 pm - each person gives testimony or referral for someone attending the lunch 2:30 pm - Premier member does a 5 min. company presentation 2:35 pm - WSBA announcements from WSBA leadership team member 2:45 pm - Lunch has ended. Open networking is welcomed. If your schedule becomes free the day of the lunch, then you may attend without an RSVP. This lunch is subject to cancellation when the lunch has 3 or fewer RSVPs. Please check this site for cancellations. To review our lunch cancellation policy, please click here (http://www.meetup.com/Womens-Small-Business-Association/pages/Lunch_cancellation_policy_5-09) Please forward your event question to the WSBA Administration Assistant [masked] If you have an interest in becoming a General member ($60/year) or Premier member ($140/year) of WSBA, please contact Debi Arnett at [masked]

Past events (999)

WSBA The Network Lunch TM-East

Panera Bread

$5.00

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