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.