Thunderbird School of Global Management Adds “Financing Your Dream” Module to DreamBuilder Program
Freeport-McMoRan Foundation’s International Women Entrepreneurs Training Program Expands with a companion course to DreamBuilder
Glendale, Ariz., March 8, 2017 – In conjunction with International Women’s Day on March 8, the Thunderbird School of Global Management, a unit of the ASU Knowledge Enterprise at Arizona State University, is launching an additional module regarding access to capital entitled “Financing Your Dream”, a companion course to the English-language version of the Freeport-McMoRan DreamBuilder (www.dreambuilder.org) program. This new, stand-alone, module will guide students through the process of creating a Capital Action Plan to obtain the funds needed for their businesses.
The Financing Your Dream course is free and available to current DreamBuilder students as well as graduates. It can be accessed anytime, anywhere at www.dreambuilder.org. The course provides an overview of the types of funding available and how to obtain it.
“In the communities where we operate around the globe, we see firsthand that small business development is a powerful driver of economic empowerment for women and the growth of both rural and urban economies,” said Tracy Bame, President of the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation. “Training is critical but it only goes so far. Women need support in identifying and accessing a range of sources of capital for which they can actually qualify.”
Launched in 2015, the English-language version of DreamBuilder is designed for women entrepreneurs who want to start or grow a small business. Since its inception, the online learning tool has enrolled nearly 9,000 learners. The 13-module program is funded and initiated by the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation, supported by Bluedrop Performance Learning, and implemented by Thunderbird School of Global Management through its department focused on social embeddedness, Thunderbird […]