44th Graduating Class of 10,000 Women India Celebrated
On February 1, 2014, Goldman Sachs, in partnership with the Indian School of Business (ISB), celebrated the graduation of the 36 women of the 44th class of the 10,000 Women programme in India. Over 1,300 Indian women entrepreneurs hailing from 25 cities across the country have been trained since the inception of the programme in 2008. The graduation took place in Hyderabad.
Goldman Sachs partnered with ISB to deliver the 10,000 Women programme in 13 cities – Agra, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Mohali, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Noida and Pune. The programme in India included 150 hours of classroom instruction on topics such as business planning, marketing, finance, accounting and human resource management. Programme instruction consisted of lectures by faculty and successful entrepreneurs, local case studies, and panel discussions. The ISB continues to engage with students through various alumni engagement activities such as refresher courses and workshops, and monitor their progress up to 30 months (2.5 years) after completing the course.
Graduates from the first 16 classes of 10,000 Women in India were successful in growing their businesses and 75% reported an increase in revenues while 58% reported adding new jobs, within 18 months of graduation.