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Global Links

The Global Links program is a public-private partnership founded in 2011 between Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College and the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues. In 2020, the Rick and Susan Goings Foundation became the primary sponsor for Global Links. With this funding, Global Links will expand its reach across Latin America.

What is Global Links?

The Global Links Program strengthens nascent female entrepreneurs and their enterprises through mentoring and business development in a three-phased "train-the-trainer" model.

In Phase I, a female professor from a partner university in Latin America participates in a four-month intensive business and social entrepreneurship training conducted at Crummer and Rollins.

During Phase II, the professor returns home to educate students on entrepreneurship development. Students then mentor local female entrepreneurs to start or scale their business, build self-confidence, and gain awareness of environmental/social issues.

For Phase III, Rollins welcomes the professor and five students to campus for a two-week immersion during which they collaborate with Crummer students to develop a social venture plan.

Global Links contributes to the Rollins mission to develop global citizens through education and community building.

Watch this video to learn more about Global Links and its connection with Rollins, and also get to know a few of our previous Global Links scholars, Dr. Rumpa Chakraborty from India and Dr. Denise Delboni from Brazil.


Additional Information

Program Overview
Social Media: Facebook Page
News Article: Goings Pledge Support for Global Links Scholar Program
News Article: Global Links Mentoring Scheme Will Help Female Entrepreneurs

Current Scholar

Dr. Denise Poiani Delboni 


Education Partner: Rollins College
Corporate Partner: Tupperware Brands

Dr. Denise Poiani Delboni has been selected as the 2019 Global Links Scholar! Dr. Delboni is 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. Dr. Delboni also works as Coordinator of the Personnel Management and Labor Compliance Program at FGV Law School. She was a Coordinator and Professor at the 10,000 Women Program, in partnership with the Goldman Sachs Foundation, to qualify entrepreneurial women in Brazil.

Additional work experience includes corporate positions at Johnson & Johnson, Suzano Paper and Cellulose, and academic assignments in the USA, England, China, Israel, India and Chile. Dr. Delboni has a PhD and Master degree along with degrees in Law and Business Administration. She is the author of several published articles in national and international congresses, Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining in Brazil and in the European Union and Corporate Business Law.

Scholar Archive

Dr. Rumpa Chakraborty


Dr. Rumpa Chakraborty 2017

Shri Shikshayatan College, India
NGO Partners: Argho, Institute of Social Work (ISW), and Enterprise Development Institute (EDI)

Dr. Banerjee

Dr. Sharmistha Banerjee 2015

University of Calcutta, India

Social Enterprise: Bandhan Bank


Dr. Ali


Dr. Mohammed Ali 2012

Babylon University, Iraq

NGO Partner: Women for Women International