Meet Our 10,000 Women Graduates in Brazil

Text Size

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women program is providing 10,000 underserved female entrepreneurs with a business and management education, reaching women in more than 40 countries. 

Investing in women’s education has been shown to have a significant multiplier effect, and through our commitment we are strengthening communities and creating greater shared prosperity.  Here are some of the success stories of our graduates in Brazil.  

In 2006, Gircilene founded a corporate catering service. The goal of her business is to provide quality meals with "home cooked flavor" so that clients feel at home during their breaks and at meal times. Since graduating the 10,000 Women program, Gircilene's company serves nearly 2,000 meals every day and increased revenue by 900%.
WATCH VIDEO: Meet Gircilene

Rosani inherited her father's manufacturing business in 1996 and felt limited in her potential to grow the business because of her lack of business education. After graduating the 10,000 Women program, Rosani has automated production and increased productivity, opened a new showroom, and increased her revenues by 70%. “I feel privileged, transformed, enabled, optimistic, and I have big, but achievable, plans of growth” she says.

Carla’s turned a hobby into a business and in 2003, Carla formed a company that manufactures and distributes an array of decorative candles to wholesalers, restaurants and hotels.  Since graduating from the 10,000 Women program, Carla’s growth plan is steering her towards her goal of tripling sales.