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Mentors Inspired by Central American Women Entrepreneurs

May 4, 2018

The inspiration and impact that comes from mentoring women in Central America Scroll down to read this story in Spanish. Desplácese hacia abajo para leer esta historia en español. Maria Teresa with the WEAmericas Accelerator team (all Thunderbird alumni!): Griffin Gosnell '18, Cindy Yeager '08,... read more


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How To Start a Business Without the Internet: Stories from Peruvian Women

March 26, 2018

If there is one word I would use to describe the women entrepreneurs I met in Peru, it would be resilience. On November 20th, 2017 I arrived in Lima, Peru to speak at Ella Exporta for Empresarias en Acción, the premier women’s entrepreneurship event sponsored by Thunderbird for Good and the State Department.read more


WEAmericas Accelerator participants

WeAmericas Accelerator Helps Central America's Women Entrepreneurs

March 7, 2018

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Thunderbird for Good honors the women of the WEAmericas Accelerator . Delivered by Thunderbird School of Global Management , WEAmericas Accelerator is an innovative, three-year U.S. Department of State program designed to drive the advancement of women-... read more


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Empowering Women in El Salvador

January 30, 2018

Masshii is an El Salvadorean-owned business that employs deaf women who are trained in crafting handmade accessories. Masshii uses unconventional, environmentally friendly materials in their jewelry to make exquisite pieces.read more


Two Global Cohorts from Thunderbird for Good Programs

Women’s Entrepreneurship in the Americas

January 11, 2017

Global Cohorts from Thunderbird for Good Programs By: Ellen Alexander Thunderbird for Good is proud to announce a new project in Central America! Partnering with WEAmericas (Women’s Entrepreneurship in the Americas) and with funds from the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Western... read more


Conoce a Flora Ortiz, Propietaria, Delicias del Norte

January 11, 2017

Flora comenzó a hacer rosquillas y pan cuando tenía 8 años, ayudando a su madre viuda a proveer para ella y sus otros 7 hermanos. A la edad de 17 años, dejó el hogar y el negocio de su madre para seguir su propia carrera en enfermería. Pero Flora se convirtió en una enfermera durante el tiempo de... read more


Meet Flora Ortiz, Owner, Delicias del Norte

January 11, 2017

Flora began making donuts when she was 8 years old, helping her widowed mother provide for her and her 7 other siblings. At the age of 17, she left home and her mother’s business to pursue her own career in nursing. However, she became a nurse during war time and was injured in a crossfire,... read more


Youth-focused NGO in Arequipa, Peru wins UNICEF award with DreamBuilder

June 22, 2016

A youth-focused NGO in Arequipa, Peru wins a UNICEF award with DreamBuilder, a free online business training program created by Thunderbird for Good & The Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation. Banco del Estudiante (The Student’s Bank), a non-profit that promotes social, economic and... read more


Where are they now? - Lina Khalifeh

June 22, 2016

To celebrate Women’s History month this year, Thunderbird for Good is publishing a series of blogs putting the spotlight on our own women history makers – our scholars! In the past 9 years since our founding, Thunderbird for Good has created and run training programs that have reached well over 100... read more


We Educate Global Leaders Who Create Sustainable Prosperity Worldwide

June 22, 2016

All Thunderbird applicants are required to write an essay explaining how they will put these words into action - during their time at Thunderbird and after. In my two years at Thunderbird, I have never seen these words so passionately and humbly put into practice until my colleagues and I organized... read more