Friday, October 19, 2012 - 10:10am

Dean dt ogilvie of the E. Philip Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology has been recognized for her contributions to the economic empowerment of women by The International Alliance for Women.

Each year, TIAW World of Difference 100 Awards recognizes women and men from around the world-leaders of communities, organizations, corporations, regions or countries-who have taken action to support women's economic advancement in society and business.

Dean ogilvie was one of 100 recipients who were recognized at the World of Difference Awards dinner held Oct. 18, as part of the TIAW Global Forum at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. She was nominated for the award in the Education Category by Grace Dewi, a second-year Ph.D. student at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

"I am honored to be recognized as a TIAW World of Difference awardee for my work to support women's economic advancement in society and business," ogilvie says. "Although many countries have made some progress on women's advancement, there is still work to do, and I hope this award will act as a reminder of and spur to others to recognize the importance of the work to do on behalf of the women in our societies."

Dean ogilvie joined RIT this past August and is noted for her extensive international academic reputation in strategic management, collaborative economic development and entrepreneurship. She previously served as professor of business strategy and urban entrepreneurship at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers Business School at Newark-New Brunswick. While at Rutgers, she was the founding director of The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development and founding director of the Scholars Training and Enrichment Program.

She earned her Ph.D. in strategic management from The University of Texas at Austin and also holds an Executive MBA degree from Southern Methodist University. Her research is in the areas of creativity, design thinking, ingenuity, strategic decision-making, women's leadership and entrepreneurship and economic development.

TIAW was founded in 1980 and has emerged as the global voice of businesswomen who want to make a difference in their communities. Located primarily in the Americas, Asia and Europe, they represent more than 35,000 members worldwide.

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