Jerrie Ueberle is the founder and president of Global Interactions, Inc., a Phoenix-based non-profit corporation focused to increase worldwide communication and understanding among U.S. professionals and their international counterparts. The purpose of this work is to create partnerships with colleagues to continue the dialogue and develop sustainable relationships. Conferences, seminars, and study programs engage participants in sharing best practices, research, and technologies that contribute to identifying common concerns and discovering new methodologies for achieving results. The work of Global Interactions began in 1984 and has organized more than 80 international conferences and symposiums in China spanning a 30-year period of rapid change and development.
In 2009 she founded the World Academy for the Future of Women to accelerate women’s leadership worldwide. The program housed on Sias International University campus has expanded from a one year Academy for 100 women each year, to a second year Advanced Academy and a third year Academy in Action, in addition to a Men’s Academy for the Future of Women to promote collaborative work that will prepare men in understanding and acting on issues related to advancing and promoting women in society and the workplace. The Academy gained recognition from the United Nations as a charter ASPIRE member in 2013. Over the last decade, the Annual Women’s Symposium is held in May attracting international speakers for an audience of 5000 university women and their mothers.
In 2015, marking the 70th year of the founding of the United Nations, the 15th Anniversary of the United National Millennium Development Goals, and the 30th Anniversary of Global Interactions, the Millennium Milestone Makers Award was created and awarded to international leaders who have achieved success in addressing the United Nations MDG’s.
Jerrie served on the Foundation Board of Directors of SIAS University, the first private U.S. University in China, located in Zhengzhou, Henan Province. She served as Board President for two years. She has also served on the following boards: the International Athena Board, The Phoenix Parks and Conservation Foundation Board, and the Japanese Friendship Garden Board.
In 2015 she received the Women’s International Network Global Leadership award, the Social Entrepreneur 2015 Award. and Global Community Service award from the World Network of Entrepreneurs Worldwide.