The undermentioned Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women programme is very well structured and beneficial. Many women entrepreneurs may be falling under the category mentioned and could take the advantage of it being offered free.
As you may be aware, we have been running the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women initiative since 2008, and more than 1300 women entrepreneurs from across the country have completed the programme. Now as we embark on the next round programmes under this, I thought I would reach out to you with a request for help.
Just to refresh your minds on the initiative, the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women initiative is a campaign to foster economic growth by providing women entrepreneurs around the world with a business and management education and access to capital. The objective of the programme is to help small business owners to become more bankable and position themselves to access appropriate sources and levels of small business funding and capital. The programme is entirely funded by Goldman Sachs and the selected women entrepreneurs do not have to pay anything to attend the programme.
This year, we plan to conduct two cohorts of the programme, one in Hyderabad and one in Mumbai. This year there has been some changes in the profile criteria of candidates for the programme. We are looking for women in businesses with a turnover of between Rs. 60 lakh and Rs. 3 crore, who meet the following criteria.
· At least 20% ownership / stake in the business
· Key decision maker with senior leadership role (i.e. Owner, Co-owner, CEO, COO, President only)
· Openness to accessing external capital to grow
· Strong desire to grow business
· Business employs at least 10 people
· Business has been in operation for at least one year
Shortlisted women will be selected based on an application form and a face-to-face interview.
If you know of women entrepreneurs who meet the criteria and may be interested in attending this programme, please connect them to my colleague
Ratnakar Varanasi <email@example.com>, who can help take it forward. I really appreciate your help in reaching this information out to the relevant audience.
Director – Centre for Executive Education
Indian School of Business