Tupperware Brands, the Orlando, Florida-based direct seller of storage and serving solutions and personal care products, recently announced that it is expanding its Global Links program into Brazil.
The program, which is in partnership with Rollins College and the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, is designed to build capacity for women’s entrepreneurship in developing and post-conflict countries and seeks to engage established female Brazilian business or economics professors working at universities in Brazil.
Nearly 4,200 university students, faculty and staff, as well as local women, have received free social entrepreneurship training and mentorship in Iraq and India through the Tupperware Brands Global Links program. The inaugural Global Links program began in Iraq in 2012 and expanded to India in 2014.
“For more than 70 years, we have been igniting global communities, especially women, to realize their best selves,” said Rick Goings, Tupperware Brands executive chairman. “The Global Links program is an extension of this much-needed effort. In many parts of the world women are the most underutilized resource, and we are committed to engaging like-minded advocates to inspire the development of a new generation of female entrepreneurs in Brazil. Advancing women will fuel and uplift society as a whole.”
Tupperware is currently seeking a female scholar to mobilize students and train local female entrepreneurs in Brazil. The program combines classes from a leading academic institution focused on business fundamentals, a hands-on externship at Tupperware Brands Corporation that includes building technical skills and on-going mentorship for the selected Brazilian business professor. The program is slated to begin in February 2019.