BUSINESS EDUCATION FOR WOMEN

DreamBuilder uses the power of online business skills development and certification to help women entrepreneurs achieve economic success for themselves, their families and their communities. Sponsored by Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation, the program taps the expertise of Thunderbird School of Global Management, the world leader in international management education.

Freeport-McMoRan Copper &  Gold, the world’s largest publicly traded copper company, announced its DreamBuilder vision during the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative. Pilot programs were launched the following year in Chile and Peru, two countries where Freeport-McMoRan operates mining facilities. Since then DreamBuilder has expanded to become a centerpiece of Freeport-McMoRan’s broad commitment to investing in sustainable community development. Wherever Freeport-McMoRan operates, the company works to ensure that girls and women have suitable, relevant, functional opportunities to be full participants in economic development and attaining greater levels of prosperity. Learn more about the  Freeport-McMoRan Foundation.

Thunderbird School of Global Management launched its first women’s empowerment program in 2005 to serve aspiring entrepreneurs from war-torn Afghanistan. Since then the school has provided business skills training and certification for thousands of nontraditional students from all over the world through Thunderbird for Good, a pioneer in developing and delivering customized programs at the base of the social pyramid. Thunderbird for Good program graduates create lasting value for their families and improve conditions in their communities by creating jobs and sharing their knowledge. Learn more about  Thunderbird for Good.

For more than 20 years, Bluedrop Performance Learning has specialized in technology and training solutions that help people reach their full potential. Their value-added, customized online training courses equip people with the skills and confidence to achieve more. Drawing on the most advanced technologies and proven learning methodologies, Bluedrop’s training solutions build essential skills and knowledge so people are more effective at what they do. Learn more about Bluedrop Performance Learning.

Our global impact

Freeport-McMoRan is committed to investing in sustainable community development efforts, especially those that increase education and economic opportunities for women in the communities where they operate.  Research demonstrates that investments targeted on improving women’s education, employment skills and financial capability can deliver long term benefits, supporting women’s full economic participation and contributions to healthier, more stable communities.

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“Empowering Women through education provides opportunities for them to live more productive lives, which will enable the development of healthier, more sustainable communities.”

Richard C. Adkerson,President and Chief Executive Officer of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc