Helping American Indian Women Achieve their Business Goals
The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation sponsored program, Project DreamCatcher, is a business education program that aims to build the entrepreneurial skills of promising, high-potential American Indian businesswomen. This unique program focuses on developing business skills for current and future business owners in American Indian communities. Participants of this program will learn from Thunderbird's leading faculty in courses on marketing and communication, financial planning, strategy, and more.
This exciting program will be held in Glendale, Arizona, on the campus of one of the top-ranked international business schools in the world, Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Project DreamCatcher is a fully-funded program by Freeport-McMoRan Foundation. So, the only cost to the participant in this program is transportation to and from the Glendale campus for the week-long training, and the time and work that are required to make the best use of their learning.
Participants will pair with successful area business persons that will provide learning support and guidance on setting and achieving goals. Participants will be able to use their new business knowledge to succeed in their communities now, as well as in the future - creating jobs, sharing knowledge, breaking down barriers, and improving lives.
Thunderbird is partnered with Phoenix Indian Center, whose experience and expertise with Arizona's American Indian communities will play an integral role in connecting us with women that will most benefit from our program. As well, they will help in addressing cultural and business environment elements that are unique to the American Indian communities we will be serving.
Up to 25 current and potential women business owners will be selected for the program. Participants will be selected on the basis of applicable experience, passion for business growth and strength of business concept. Business women who clearly communicate their drive and potential for success may be offered a scholarship to this highly impactful program.
Participants must be at least 18 years of age and an enrolled member of one of these tribes:
Hualapai, San Carlos Apache, Tohono O'odham, or White Mountain Apache
If you are selected to participate, you will be required to be on campus for the entire one-week program scheduled for the fall of 2015 (exact dates TBD).