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CivicsLab’s Laura Staniland Receives MacArthur Foundation’s Young Innovator’s Award
Local start-up CivicsLab recognized last week by the MacArthur Foundation’s Young Innovator’s Award in the Digital Learning and Media Competition. The project – Your Place, USA – and one of its founders, Laura Staniland, 22, of Pittsburgh won the award. The award was presented at a winner’s recognition conference held in Chicago.
Your Place, USA, a web-based video game based on demographic, fiscal and political conditions in southwestern Pennsylvania, is being developed for kids 9 – 13. Your Place will teach sustainable practices by exposing young people to civic decision-making and regional planning.
Chatham’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship Hires Rebecca Harris
Continuing to both advance the role of women business owners in southwestern Pennsylvania and enhance entrepreneurial education for its students, Chatham University hired Rebecca U. Harris as the Director of its Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship. Bringing to the Center a wealth of professional experience as both an entrepreneur and a consultant for women-owned businesses, Harris will be responsible for expanding the Center’s strategic initiatives and alliances. She will also establish new programs which will provide practical hands-on training, guidance, and networking opportunities for both Chatham University students and local and regional women entrepreneurs who are starting and growing their businesses.
The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University was established in 2005 to provide greater support for women entrepreneurs in the Pittsburgh region. Designed to assist both current and future women business owners, The Center provides new and innovative services and programs that are unique to both established and start-up businesses owned by women. Some of these programs include FastTrac® programs in Pittsburgh and Washington, Pa. for emerging and established women business owners; Mentoring for Women Business Owners; and Think Big Conferences featuring successful women entrepreneurs. Funding for the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship is provided by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and the Lois Tack Thompson Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation. Program information for the Center is available at .