Friday, November 6, 2009

TechPOWR, Women's Networking Group, Technology


CONTACT: Event Location and Time:

Elizabeth DeWitt Pittsburgh Athletic Club

DeWar Communications 4215 Fifth Avenue

p: 412.377.3546 Pittsburgh, PA 15213

f: 412.734.2969 11/17/09 5:30pm – 8pm for directions

TechPOWR Takes Care of Business with a Panel Discussion on Empowering Women through Negotiation

Pittsburgh, PA, 2009 – Prominent entrepreneurs will lead a panel discussion for TechPOWR on beefing up women’s negotiating skills in their business and personal lives. Whether the deal-making involves major purchases, employment or business issues, the panelists will cover the use of technology and ways to improve negotiating skills online and in person. Open to the public, the November 17 meeting is sponsored by Best Buy, NCS Enterprises Ltd. and The Pittsburgh Business Times.

Panelists include Julia Bear, who is a Ph.D. Candidate in Organizational Behavior at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research focuses on gender and negotiation. Bear currently works with Linda Babcock, author of Women Don’t Ask.

Anne Fleming founded to address the hesitation many women experience when purchasing a vehicle. Fleming’s work helps women to become more confident successful negotiators when purchasing a car. She also works with auto manufacturers and dealerships to certify “Women-Friendly Dealerships.”

Rebecca Harris is the Director of the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University. Harris is working to expand the strategic initiatives and alliances established since the Center's launch in 2005. Harris’s expertise is in developing strategic alliances and mentoring opportunities.

Once named One of California’s Most Effective Prosecutors, M.J. Tocci now focuses her legal acumen on helping law firms and other corporations increase their productivity and profitability through recruiting, retaining and promoting talented women. Tocce, the founder and President of Fulcrum Advisors, applies a multidisciplinary approach to identify both the opportunities for women to thrive and the obstacles to their success.

TechPOWR, co-founded by Linda Richardson and Liz DeWitt in March 2009, has over 80 members and continues to attract professional women from Pittsburgh and the surrounding area. For more information about the November 17 meeting or to join TechPOWR, go to LinkedIn groups (TechPOWR) or

ABOUT TechPOWR - TechPOWR is a networking group that supports continuing education for executive-level women about existing and emerging technologies used in the workplace. For professional women who want to enhance their job performance, TechPOWR provides a non-competitive environment to learn about technology that can improve our professional and personal lives.

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