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Afghan Women in STEM: Turning Adversity into Opportunity

February 12, 2018

There is a lot of talk these days around gender equality, in particular regarding the gap in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). In the US and most Western nations, women make up approximately 30% of the workforce in this area. Many people speculate on the reasons for... 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

Changing the World One Mentor at a Time

January 26, 2018

By Susan Aumack '88 As we come to the close of #MentoringMonth 2018, I’m reminded about my own experience with mentoring. For more than 25 years I’ve worked in the tech industry -- a male-dominated workplace with lots of challenges especially for women. Along the way I’ve been blessed with several... read more

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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

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A good day for Artemis in Delhi

August 27, 2016

Artemis group on their way out to site visits at local Delhi marketplaces all day – ladies assessing different methods of selling, pricing, and marketing. Oh, and they shopped a bit while they were at it. The group having lunch in Delhi with alumnus Sonal Singh, who helped organize the entire... read more

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Artemis in India

August 23, 2016

After everyone arrived safely Hyderabad and settled in, we got started straight in to the heart of the program – entrepreneurship coursework with our long-time Co-Academic Directors for the program, Dr. Mary Sully de Luque and Dr. Steve Stralser. The basics of Entrepreneurship, Networking, Business... 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? - Rangina Hamidi

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