Thunderbird for Good - DreamBuilder: The Women’s Business Creator
Freeport-McMoRan Foundation’s “DreamBuilder: The Women’s Business Creator” is an online business training and certification program for women entrepreneurs. Created by Thunderbird School of Global Management, this unique training program helps women build their dream of starting or growing their own business. Innovative for its online delivery, DreamBuilder incorporates games, testimonials and videos. The program is available in both English and Spanish at no cost to the learner. The Spanish version includes a telenovela (soap opera) and the English version includes animated episodes to reinforce lessons learned and deal with some of the social/cultural barriers the women may face when they start their own business. In addition to the interactive courses, the women have access to helpful tools and templates they may use to manage their business ventures. An innovative Business Plan Generator guides the learner in the creation of a business plan as they progress through the program. As well, the women entrepreneurs will have access to an online forum that connects them with a community of other entrepreneurs so that they may build their network and continue to learn.