About the Program

10,000 Women Overview [4:52]

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women initiative is a five-year investment to provide underserved female entrepreneurs around the world with a business and management education.

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The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women initiative operates through a network of more than 80 academic and nonprofit institutions. These partnerships help develop locally relevant coursework and improve the quality and capacity of business education worldwide.

The women selected for the program enroll in customized certificate programs ranging from five weeks to six months. Topics covered include marketing, accounting, writing business plans and accessing capital.

Students are offered mentoring and post-graduate support by partner institutions, local businesses and the people of Goldman Sachs.

Investing in the Power of Women

Investing in women is one of the most effective ways to reduce inequality and facilitate inclusive economic growth. Research conducted by Goldman Sachs over several years has shown that investing in education for women has a significant multiplier effect, leading to more productive workers, healthier and better-educated families, and ultimately to more prosperous communities.

Funding for 10,000 Women is provided by Goldman Sachs and The Goldman Sachs Foundation. Our people from offices around the world contribute their time as mentors, selection-committee participants and guest lecturers in the classrooms of global academic partners.