Goldman Sachs 10 000 Women Programme – applications close on Friday 15 June

Communication from GIBS, the local partner of the Goldman Sachs entrepreneurial training programme for women:

The 10,000 Women programme is a five-year investment by Goldman Sachs to provide 10 000 underserved women around the world with a business and management education.

In South Africa, 10,000 Women is managed and delivered by the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). The Goldman Sachs-GIBS 10,000 Women Certificate Programme for Women Entrepreneurs provides targeted support to growing small businesses through business and management training delivered by leading faculty and industry specialists, mentoring, business advisory services and access to networking opportunities.

The first cohort of 10,000 Women scholars in South Africa has started the programme with much excitement and anticipation. The participants are enjoying their interaction in class and are already starting to see the benefits of the academic aspect of this intensive programme.

Applications for the second cohort are now open and the deadline has been extended to Friday, 15 June 2012. Click here to download the application form.

Selection criteria for this opportunity:

·  Underserved women entrepreneurs who manage their own businesses in Gauteng;

·  Minimum of a Matric qualification;

·  Good understanding of English;

·  Business to have an annual turnover of R300 000 to R5 million;

·  The entrepreneur must have run or managed the business for at least one year;

·  Businesses that employ five or more people will be given preference; and

·  The entrepreneur must be prepared to comply with the measurement requirements of the programme.

If an entrepreneur fulfils most criteria but is unsure about anything in particular (e.g. turnover is slightly below or higher), please contact us to discuss.

Click here to download our brochure and please feel free to distribute this email to women who may be interested or to your networks.

Kindly contact Lydia Siziba on             011 771 4101       or should you have any queries.


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