Tupperware Brands Corporation recently announced that Dr. Denise Poiani Delboni of Brazil is the next scholar to be selected to its cross-cultural exchange program Global Links.
The program, co-founded with the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College and supported by U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, is designed to build capacity for women’s social entrepreneurship and engage established female business or economics professors working at universities in the chosen country.
Dr. Delboni was chosen following a competitive selection process. A professor of Labor Law, Compliance, and Labor and Employment Relations at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) and Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing (ESPM) in Brazil, she has focused her career on advancing entrepreneurial opportunities for women in her home country.
“I am honored to be selected by the Global Links program and to be given the opportunity to expose the next generation of leaders to learnings from a leading academic institution and a global corporation,” said Dr. Delboni.
The first phase of the Global Links program starts with Dr. Delboni joining Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College to participate in training and classes focused on entrepreneurship and sustainable business practices. At the latter part of the phase, Dr. Delboni will complete a hands-on externship focused on business fundamentals at Tupperware Brands global headquarters in Orlando. Following her immersion in the United States, Dr. Delboni will return to Brazil for the second phase of the program where she will work with her students to partner with local non-profits or social enterprises to implement economic empowerment projects with women who are small business owners on the ground. The third and final phase of the program will see the scholar selecting a group of students to return to the United States and provide insight to the program’s stakeholders about their experience, the measurable impact of the program and its multiplier effect.
The 2019 program follows three successful programs with participants from Iraq and India, addressing societal and educational barriers to labor force entry and economic empowerment.