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Dr. Rowena Ortiz-Walters


Portrait of Dr. Rowena Ortiz-WaltersEducation

  • Ph.D. in Management, University of Connecticut, 2005
  • M.B.A. in Technology Management, University of New Haven, 1999
  • B.S. in Chemistry, University of Connecticut, 1996

Areas of Expertise

  • Mentoring relationships of protégés of color and their mentors
  • Mentoring for women’s leadership and career advancement
  • Mentoring in academic, accounting and STEM fields
  • Informal and formal mentoring
  • Latina and Latino small business owners

Awards, Honors, & Memberships

  • 50 Most Influential Latinos in Connecticut, Latinos United for Professional Advancement (LUPA) Organization, 2014
  • Emerald Literati Network 2011 Highly Commended Paper Award Winner, 2012
  • Academy of Management Showcase Symposium, Entrepreneurship and Gender and Diversity in Organizations Divisions
  • New Haven Business Time’s 40 under 40, 2006
  • Academy of Management Best Symposium Award, Careers Division, 2004
  • University of Connecticut Best Teaching Assistant Award, 2003
  • Management Department Best Student Teacher Award, 2001

Recent Publications, Presentations & Research Highlights

  • Panelist, Catalyst Women of Color Symposium in NYC, 2015.
  • Ortiz-Walters, R. & Fullick, J.M.  (Forthcoming). Mentoring protégés of color: Experiences of primary and informal mentors. The International Journal of Management Education.
  • Ortiz-Walters, R., Gavino, M.C., & Wiliams, D. (Forthcoming 2015). Social networks of Latino and Latina entrepreneurs and their impact on venture performance. Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal.
  • Gender parity in U.S. public accounting firms: Mentoring as a solution to increasing female accountants’ motivation to lead as partners. In A. Murrell & S. Blake-Beard (Eds.) Mentoring Diverse Leaders: Creating Change for People, Processes and Paradigms. Routledge Press. (Forthcoming)
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