10,000 Women targets ambitious women-owned small businesses who meet the following criteria:
  • Key decision maker with senior leadership role (i.e. CEO, COO, President)
  • Openness to accessing external capital to grow
  • Strong desire to grow business
  • Existing business that employs at least 10 people
  • Annual revenue between 60 lakhs – 30cr. (INR) 
  • Business has operated for at least one year
  • At least 20% of business owned by women

Women who hold an elected or appointed government position are not eligible for the program. Additionally, women who are connected to political figures may not be eligible for this program.