Cynthia Banks

Foundation for Global Scholars

Cynthia Banks is the retired Founder/CEO of GlobaLinks Learning Abroad, a global education abroad organization which has helped more than 30,000 students study and intern abroad. She is now on the faculty at the University of Colorado – Boulder Leed’s Business School and serves as President of the Foundation for Global Scholars, a non-profit supporting globally minded young adults with scholarships and other resources. Her consulting practice, New World Vistas, designs business and leadership strategies with an emphasis on supporting women leaders and she has recently co-founded The Global Leadership League for women in higher education. Banks has served as a member of NAFSA’s Board of Directors, is a current trainer for the NAFSA Management Development Program and has held four other significant leadership roles with the Association. She holds a BS in Business and an MS in Organizational Management. She serves on several advisory boards including Diversity Abroad and Terra Dotta Software and is a member of the CU Women’s Council and The International Women’s Forum. Honors include 2009 Small Business of the Year by Colorado Women’s Chamber and the 2013 Top Three Minority/Women Owned Business by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.