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Beyond Spots & Dots President and Founder to Speak at Chatham University’s Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series

Monday, March 4, 2019


Beyond Spots & Dots President and Founder, Melanie Querry, will share the story of how she broke the $1 million mark during Chatham University’s Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series event: Pittsburgh’s Million Dollar Women-Owned Businesses. 

Reaching $1 million in revenue isn’t easy for women-owned businesses. Last year, only 1.7% of all women-owned businesses generated $1 million or more in revenue, according to American Express OPEN’s State of Women-Owned Business Report.

“Breaking the million-dollar mark takes not only a ton of hard work and determination, but it also requires assembling the right team and having a positive mentality. By sharing how Beyond Spots & Dots achieved and surpassed this goal, I hope to impart advice that will inspire more women entrepreneurs to start their own businesses and achieve success,” said Querry.

The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship (CWE) at Chatham University created the Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series to highlight distinguished regional women business leaders in order to encourage, inspire and support fledgling women entrepreneurs.

At the event, Querry will be on a panel with four other exceptional women entrepreneurs: Yvonne Campos, Founder of Next Act Fund; Asha M. Persaud, MS, Chief Executive Officer of The Hope Learning Center; Gina Kallick, Founder of CK Capital and g17 Properties; and Shelley Fant, Founder and President of FCG Solutions.

The CWE’s Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series event, Pittsburgh’s Million Dollar Women-Owned Businesses, will be held Friday, March 8th, 7:30 am, at James Laughlin Music Center on Chatham University’s Shadyside Campus.

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About Beyond Spots & Dots

Established in 2006, Beyond Spots & Dots is a full-service advertising agency in Pittsburgh, PA and Columbus, OH dedicated to planning, creating and managing advertising, marketing, public relations, branding and digital for clients. Agency services range from digital advertising, programmatic tactics, social media, web development and SEO to traditional media buying, market research, copywriting, brand development and video production. Visit to learn how to increase your company’s share of voice.


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