Naveen S Garewal
Tribune News Service
Hyderabad, September 9
The Indian School of Business (ISB) and Goldman Sachs on Monday announced the launch of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Ambassadors Programme to help fuel the continued growth of India’s economy through the acceleration of women-owned businesses.
The programme is the first-ever advanced course for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women, which has trained more than 1,500 women entrepreneurs, from more than 20 states in India, since 2008. The programme will begin on November 17, 2019, at ISB’s Mohali campus.
It will be taught by ISB faculty and industry specialists and will consist of two residencies over three months.
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women is a global initiative that fosters economic growth by providing women entrepreneurs around the world with a business and management education, mentoring, networking, and access to capital. Founded on the understanding that investing in women entrepreneurs leads to economic growth and stronger communities, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women has reached more than 10,000 women from 56 countries to date, partnering with more than 30 leading business schools and 100 academic and non-profit partners. In 2008, ISB was the inaugural partner of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women in India and trained the first 45 cohorts of more than 1,300 women.
“Following up on our nearly decade-long, successful partnership with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women, where graduates reported growth in revenues and job creation in their businesses across India, we are thrilled to launch the first-ever Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Ambassadors Programme,“ said Dr. Philip Charles Zerrillo, Deputy Dean, ISB.
“Launching the first-ever Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Ambassadors Programme in India is a testament to the success of women entrepreneurs in the country,” said Charlotte Keenan, Global Director for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women.
“This programme signifies our belief in the potential of women entrepreneurs in India to grow their businesses and serve as ambassadors in their communities and beyond,” Keenan added.