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We listened. And the research is clear: entrepreneurship equalizes. It helps to unlock growth and build wealth for Black women.

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Why One Million Black Women: Black in Business?

Goldman Sachs has spent the last decade helping small businesses grow with 10,000 Small Businesses. Now, One Million Black Women is taking it further -- reaching Black women sole proprietors with the tools necessary to turn their business potential into business growth.

Through the One Million Black Women: Black in Business, participants will learn how to better understand their finances, hire their first employee, price their products or services, and much more – at no cost to the business owner.  

To learn more about the program, register here for an informational webinar.

Applications are now closed. Please complete this brief survey to join the One Million Black Women community and receive emails about future opportunities.


Black women are underrepresented in business ownership. What will it take to equalize their opportunities?

Goldman Sachs Research examined some of the barriers.

Read the full Goldman Sachs Research study, Black Womenomics: Entrepreneurship and Economic Equality

Goldman Sachs Research

Black Womenomics: Equalizing Entrepreneurship

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Free 10-week business education program.

In-person learning at Goldman Sachs headquarters in New York City, all expenses paid.

A powerful network for Black women entrepreneurs and strategic advisors to help guide business growth.

What You Need to Know

What You Get

  • Free 10-week online business education program (free and specific to business needs)
  • In-person learning at Goldman Sachs headquarters in NYC (all expenses paid)
  • $2,000 stipend to help you along the way
  • A powerful network of Black women entrepreneurs
  • Strategic advisors to guide your path to growth


We welcome business owners to apply who align with our mission of supporting Black women entrepreneurs with tools and education so they can create jobs, opportunity and economic growth in their communities.

Specific eligibility requirements:

  • Sole proprietorship (no other full-time employees); Black women sole proprietorships are particularly encouraged to apply
  • Minimum revenue of $25,000 in the past 12 months
  • Revenue-generating business
  • Operating for at least one year

Program Commitment

  • 6 hours per week, online, with built-in flexibility for your schedule
  • Develop, present, and receive feedback on your business action plan
  • In-person orientation and graduation sessions
  • Meet with advisors, mentors, and other business leaders


Specialized business curriculum based on Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, developed in partnership with 1863 Ventures.




Application Window: March 17 – April 21, 2023
Cohort 4 Session: September – November 2023

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