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DreamBuilder: The Women’s Business Creator

Sponsored by Freeport-McMoRan, this unique online business training program helps women build their dream of starting or growing their own business. Practical, convenient and fun, DreamBuilder leads women step-by-step through the basics of business. In addition to the interactive courses, students are given access to helpful tools and templates they can use in their own ventures. An innovative Business Plan Generator guides the learner in the creation of a business plan throughout the program. DreamBuilder is available in Spanish and English-language versions.

Teaching through Telenovela

People make time for things they enjoy. By infusing DreamBuilder with storytelling elements and interactive games and videos, online learning becomes fun for the women who take time out of their busy schedules to participate.

The Spanish-language DreamBuilder’s centerpiece is a telenovela (soap opera) that tells the stories of four fictional women entrepreneurs as they start or grow their ventures. Along the way, the protagonists overcome challenges and find successes. The English-language DreamBuilder includes episodic animations that feature Sara, an entrepreneur who starts her own wellness business. The stories not only entertain participants, but also reinforce business principles. See the trailer of the telenovela or sample of the animations.    

Following the completion of the program, access to an online forum will connect women with a community of like-minded entrepreneurs they can network with for support, to source information and to build their supply chain.

Our Committment

Freeport-McMoRan and Thunderbird for Good made a commitment at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in 2011 and again in 2013 at the CGI America Meeting to provide business skills training to women planning to start or grow small businesses. Learn more about the impact this commitment is making by watching the CGI Video.

To learn more visit www.dreambuilder.org or download a program brochure.


DreamBuilder Video


"All global leaders have a responsibility to care about social development and the social issues of the world."

–Tracy Bame 
President of Freeport-McMoRan Foundation (speaking Nov. 10, 2011, during the inaugural Thunderbird Global Business Dialogue)