Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Program

Helping established women entrepreneurs scale up their business ventures

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Make sure to check the eligibility criteria down below.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women is a global initiative that fosters economic growth and development by providing women entrepreneurs around the world with business and management education, mentoring and networking, and access to capital.

The program was founded on the belief that investing in women entrepreneurs leads to economic growth and stronger communities. Since 2008, 10,000 Women has been successful in training and empowering over 10,000 business women  across 100 + countries. 

The participants will not be charged any course fee for the program, as it is fully funded by Goldman Sachs.

Who is it for?

The program is geared towards established women entrepreneurs  looking for support to scale their ventures, who own or run small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who meet the following requirements:

A key decision maker in a senior leadership (CEO/COO/President)

Owner or co-owner of the venture

The business should be operational for at least one year

Should be open to accessing external sources of capital to scale

Must have at least 3 employees

Annual turnover should be between ₹30 lakhs and ₹30 crore

Should not have previously participated in 10,000 Women

Program Highlights

Knowledge Sessions

Over the course of 3 months of sessions divided into 3 modules, entrepreneurs will enhance their business knowledge in all aspects of running a business including accounting and finance, operations and IT, marketing and strategy, leadership and soft skills, and networking.

Entrepreneurs will also engage in growth groups to build valuable networks with entrepreneurs from all over India as well as upskill through shared challenges and experiences in the course of peer learning.

Alumni Engagement

Participants will continue to receive support even after the program is completed through masterclasses, panel discussions, workshops and other engagements. The participants will also be able to monitor and track their growth through monitoring and evaluation.

These evaluations and engagements enable women entrepreneurs to review their business against objective parameters and self-defined goals.

Boot Camp

The entrepreneurs that successfully complete the online program will be selected for the Bootcamp to be organised at the IIMB campus.The Bootcamp will further amplify your learnings from the Program by incorporating interactive components of core subjects. It is also an opportunity for women entrepreneurs to experience the ecosystem and connect with entrepreneurs, startups, mentors and academicians.

One-on-One Mentoring

Mentoring is a crucial aspect of the program that enables you to apply your learnings optimally while addressing other challenges of your ventures. The experts and professionals from diverse industries provide valuable insight about your venture and guide you in building your growth plan.

Application Process

The application process is online and will only take you 15 minutes. You are required to upload the scanned copy of the following documents along with the application form:

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For verification of identity: Aadhar Card/Pan Card/Driving License/Passport

2

Ownership/Designation: Only official documents like GST Registration (will hold good for proprietorship). In case of Partnership, LLP and Pvt Ltd -Partnership Deed/MoA/ AoA is acceptable.

3

For Revenue: Revenue certificate or P&L statement is acceptable

4

Final selection for the programme will be made through an interview round

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