10,000 Women is a global initiative supported by The Goldman Sachs Foundation that provides women entrepreneurs around the world with practical business education, business advising, and networking. To date, the initiative has reached over 10,000 Women from 43 countries. Through the program, participants will gain practical skills in topics such as planning, negotiation, marketing, and employee management that can immediately be put into action, as well as assistance in accessing capital.
Globally, graduates of the 10,000 Women program report immediate and sustained business growth. Eighteen months after completing the program, 10,000 Women graduates are increasing their revenues and creating new jobs in their communities:
58% of surveyed graduates have created new jobs
69% of graduates have increased revenues
87% of graduates reported that networking with classmates helped grow their businesses
73% of graduates who apply for a loan are approved
Practical Business Education Designed in partnership with Babson College, one of the top-ranked entrepreneurship schools in the world, the 10,000 Women curriculum focuses on practical skills in topics such as planning, negotiation, marketing, and employee management that can immediately be put into practice.
A Supportive Network of Advisors and Peers Participants will receive one-on-one business advising and the opportunity to learn from other like-minded business owners. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates become part of a growing 10,000 Women alumni network and will receive ongoing access to learning and networking opportunities.
Access to Capital The 10,000 Women program shows small business owners how to become more bankable and position themselves to access appropriate sources and levels of small business funding and capital.
The Centre for Executive Education at the ISB focuses on the ongoing educational needs of corporate executives, entrepreneurs and government officials through a portfolio of short term Open enrolment programmes and Custom-designed programmes. Apart from this, the Centre also has a range of part- time long-duration Certification programmes that are delivered in the blended learning format, using a combination of classroom sessions and online learning.
The Centre’s programmes are typically designed for senior executives and middle managers with a high potential for leadership, and cover a whole of range of topics pertaining to business and management. To cater to the diverse needs of the audience, the Centre draws on a large pool of visiting faculty from leading business schools across the world – faculty who are experts in executive education, and have extensive research and consulting experience with leading global organisations.
Over the past 15 years, the Centre has conducted almost 1000 programmes, reaching out to more than 30,000 participants across a range of industries, making it the largest provider of executive education in India.