The 10,000 Women Growth Fellowship 2021

Applications are now open for the 10,000 Women Growth Fellowship.

This exciting opportunity will include an intensive program of virtual events held over three days, for 10,000 Women graduates from all over the world.


Successful applicants will receive:

  • Virtual coaching sessions with Goldman Sachs people to discuss their unique business challenges and plans for growth
  • Collaborative virtual training events with business experts covering essential skills such as marketing, leadership and resilience
  • Opportunities to network virtually with Goldman Sachs people and fellow 10,000 Women graduates from across the world

Who is eligible to apply?

All women who:

  • Have completed all ten weeks of the 10,000 Women online course and registered with 10,000 Women
  • Operate a business in an eligible economy
  • Are available to take part in a 3-day program of online events in March 2021

The 10,000 Women Growth Fellows graduated from Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women online. You can access this free, online course for women entrepreneurs on Coursera.


Meet the 2019 Growth Fellows

From Kenya to Mexico, India to Uganda, these four entrepreneurs are running some of the most innovative businesses in their countries. These 10,000 Women Growth Fellows are leading and growing their businesses, and creating a ripple effect of impact in their communities. Learn more about some of the program's participants below:


Group CEO, Blu Flamingo Digital Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa

Born in Uganda, former broadcaster Seanice Lojede is the co-founder and Group CEO of Blu Flamingo, a digital advertising agency with locations in five countries across Africa. After travelling the world and with a passion for communication, she returned from her studies in journalism and set up a digital advertising agency in her home country of Uganda. The company has since expanded into Rwanda, South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria and employs dozens of staff.

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Founder and CEO, Sprouts Kids Salon & Barbershop
Nairobi, Kenya

Having a son of her own, Wambui realized there were no children's hair salons and saw a gap in the market. Exactly a year later in 2013, Wambui and her team of four opened Sprouts Kids Salon for business. Six years on, Sprouts has grown to a team of 20 permanent members of staff and is the most recognized children's hair salon in Nairobi.

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Founder and CEO, Miemaw
Surat, Gujarat, India

Sweta founded Miemaw, a waste management tech startup, in response to the lack of solutions available for collecting segregated waste from household and commercial areas across India. Through her business, Sweta developed a waste segregation monitoring mobile application, ‘MiemawApp’, to support collection efforts with the mission of attaining a greener India.

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Founder and CEO, Ulalight
Mexico City

Ulalight designs and manufactures high-quality lights serving hotel, restaurant and residential clients. Monica acquired Ulalight in 2007 and transformed it with new clients and products. Ulalight fosters a collaborative culture to bring about the best of Mexico and it’s ancestral roots through the use of natural materials and the contribution of artisans, designers and creative communities.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the Growth Fellowship?
The Growth Fellowship is a prestigious event for select graduates of the 10,000 Women program. Winners will take part in an intensive online program of customized training, coaching and advice sessions with senior leaders and experts from Goldman Sachs, and other partners of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women program. In 2021 all Fellowship events will take place online.

2. When will it take place?
Fellowship events will take place in March 2021.

3. How do I apply? 
If you have registered your details with 10,000 Women and are eligible to be considered for the Growth Fellowship, you will receive instructions on how to apply upon completing all ten courses in the collection. If you have already completed the courses, look out for an email containing further information.

4. When will I know if I have been selected? 
Representatives from the University of Leeds will be in touch with you. If your application is shortlisted by the University of Leeds, you may be invited to take part in an online interview.

5. I completed the course in Spanish, Portuguese or Mandarin. Can I apply?
Yes. The majority of Growth Fellowship events will take place in your local language. Participants must demonstrate a sufficient level of proficiency in English to submit an application form and be interviewed in English. 

6. I have a question about the Growth Fellowship – who should I contact?
For further information, please email: