10,000 Women Partnership with the School of Administration at Fundação Getulio Vargas School

Partnering Locally to Empower Women

The expansion of our signature 10,000 Women program in Brazil with Fundação Getulio Vargas, a premier higher-education institution, has already provided 270 women in São Paulo with valuable classroom instruction, business advising and professional mentorship. The impacts on each woman’s business and the local economy have been substantial. A year and a half after graduation, 82 percent of business owners have increased their revenues and nearly 70 percent have hired new employees. Nine out of 10 women have gone on to serve as mentors themselves, initiating a virtuous cycle in the advancement of women, community progress and assistance for the local economy.