Quinnipiac business center focuses on women workers, execs

Quinnipiac University in Hamden (file).

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Quinnipiac University’s School of Business has established a women’s center to capitalize on the growing role of women in business and the labor force.

The Center for Women and Business says its goals include executive education, professional development, networking, professional support, mentoring and research. It also will establish partnerships with the business community.

Hamden residents Rowena Ortiz-Walters, professor of management, and Kathleen Simione, associate professor of accounting, will be co-directors.

Ortiz-Walters says that to remain competitive, a business school needs to have a center that examines leadership issues among women in the workplace.

The center will run educational programs and professional development seminars and host networking events. It also will link women in business to each other and to women enrolled in undergraduate and graduate business courses.

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