Freeport-McMoRan Foundation's DreamBuilder: The Women's Business Creator featured during the Workforce Development panel at the National Council of La Raza's Annual Conference

July 10, 2017

The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation and Thunderbird School of Global Management presented their free, online business plan creator, DreamBuilder. DreamBuilder is available in English and Spanish. The panel discussion, attended by over 60 people, provided an overview of the Freeport- McMoRan Foundation’s support of the program and implementation tips from partner organizations, including Phoenix-based Arizona Women’s Education and Entrepreneurship Center, Eastern Arizona College’s Small Business Development Center in Safford, Arizona and Mi Casa Resource Center in Denver, Colorado.

PRESENTERS (left-to-right)

  • Charmaine Chidester, Business Counselor, Eastern Arizona College Small Business Development Center
  • Laura Suarez, Small Business Specialist/Coach, Arizona Women’s Education and Entrepreneurship Center
  • Karen Fox-Elwell, VP Programs & Integration, Mi Casa Resource Center
  • Tracy Bame, President, Freeport-McMoRan Foundation, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Development
  • Katherine Zuga, Program Director, DreamBuilder, Thunderbird School of Global Management



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