Founder, International Cultural Assistance

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Lucy Linhares is an experienced facilitator skilled in assisting US-owned and multinational organizations in developing their interests, operations, and markets in Latin America. In 1996, Lucy founded International Cultural Assistance (ICA) to provide training for multinational companies working in Brazil and internationally. For more than 20 years, she has designed and delivered trainings on Diversity & Inclusion, Leadership, Conflict Management, Teamwork, Negotiations, and Cross-Cultural Communication, for national and international businesses. In addition, she has conducted hundreds of trainings for expatriate families, both for Brazilians going abroad and foreign employees coming to Brazil.

Originally trained as an anthropologist, Lucy worked for many years with the Magüta Center and PETI- UFRJ managing development projects and health care programs among the Tikuna Indians of the Brazilian Amazon region. She has authored numerous academic articles, and co-authored the book, Indigenismo e Territorialização. Lucy has been a member of the International Society for Intercultural Education Training and Research (SIETAR) for many years and was the founding president of the Brazilian chapter, SIETAR Brasil. Lucy earned her Master’s Degree in Social Anthropology at the National Museum of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - PPGAS, one of the most reputable anthropology programs in Brazil. For over a decade Lucy taught Sociology at Universities in Rio de Janeiro.


Co-author Cultural Detective Brazil.

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