Global Link Program

NMSDC Global Link

Connecting U.S. based NMSDC-Certified MBEs to the global marketplace.

The Global Link International Program works with organizations   in other countries to share the NMSDC model and best practices and and link historically underserved populations with corporate purchasing entities to create mutually beneficial economic partnerships that address the racial wealth gap across the globe.  

Established in 2001, the Global Link initiative played a critical role in the creation of partner organizations in Australia, Canada, China, South Africa and the United Kingdom. In 2023, we reignited and expanded the program and established partnership with India, Brazil, and Chile. We also built a strategic partnership with the federal government agency – the International Trade Administration of the Department of Commerce. These international partner organizations are a gateway for U.S.-based MBEs to meet international MBEs who may be potential partners to help them gain access to the global marketplace. 

We recognize that our corporate members have a global reach and are pushing diversity initiatives to their locations around the world. The Global Link program assists NMSDC corporate members in meeting their supplier diversity requirements  overseas by promoting and building pathways to increase global spend.   

Global Link Partners

Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council
South Africa SDC
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Strategic Government Partners

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Global Committee Members (as of August 2023)

  • Harvey Butler, Barclays  
  • Daniel Sung Park, Eclaro  
  • Michelle Morin, Corteva  
  • Shelly Brown, AON  
  • Javette Hines, Citi  
  • Tiffany Eubanks-Saunders, Bank of America  
  • Leon Richardson, Chemico  
  • Kris Mangan, Johnson & Johnson  
  • Carla Preston, Amazon 
  • William Kapfer, JP Morgan 

Global Link International Delegation 

The International Delegation is a group of NMSDC corporate members and NMSDC-certified MBEs that attend business mission trips across the globe designed to facilitate mutually beneficial business partnerships and economic opportunities, gain insight on international markets, support global corporations in expanding their diversity efforts abroad, and more. 

This year we will have two international delegation business trips.  

    • Summer 2023 Business Mission Trip to New Delhi, India – August 22 – 27 
    • Fall 2023 Business Mission Trip to Amsterdam, Netherlands – September 20 – 21

Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors for making these trips possible: 

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NMSDC continues to share best practices around the global markets to elevate the underserved community worldwide. If your organization/country is interested to partnering with us, please reach out to the Global Link Program Lead, Fang Fang at