Thunderbird leverages the school’s expertise in business education and our global networks to teach women in emerging and underserved markets how to start and grow small businesses. Our programs equipped women with the knowledge, tools, and connections to improve their lives and communities.


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This unique online business training program helps women build their dream – starting or growing their own business. Available in Spanish and English.

Thunderbird Dreamcatcher graduates


A business training program offered at no cost to Native American women entrepreneurs from the Hualapai, Tohono O'odham, San Carlos Apache, White Mountain Apache, and Navajo tribes.

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WE3A meets women entrepreneurs where they are in their business journey to deliver the most practical path to success following the three steps of Aspire, Activate, Accelerate.

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Past Programs

Since 2004, more than 120,000 people across 60+ countries have graduated from Thunderbird’s entrepreneurship programs – creating jobs, sharing knowledge and improving living conditions in their communities. These programs are sponsored by corporate partners, delivered by Thunderbird faculty and often supported by alumni who live and work in these underserved markets.

Our partners

Our entrepreneurship partners include mentors, sponsors and volunteers all over the world. We also develop key partnerships with business, government and nonprofit organizations. These partners include: The American University of Afghanistan Australian Agency for International Development Business Development Center (BDC) in Jordan Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Mibanco in Peru Multilateral Investment Fund of Inter-American Development Bank The Small Business Administration Universidad del Pacífico in Peru U.S. Department of State
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Group of DreamCatcher program participants with their degrees in hand.

Why Thunderbird for lifelong learning?

Thunderbird’s experience and expertise in delivering training, executive education, and professional development – combined with ASU’s depth of subject matter experts — is a synergy that enables us to deliver exactly what professionals need to succeed today and beyond.

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