Since launching in 2008, the 10,000 Women initiative has helped thousands of women around the world build thriving businesses. It has provided them with quality business education, networking opportunities, and capital that would otherwise have been impossible to access. Among the program’s thousands of success stories are women like Seema, a recent graduate from India who was able to transform her small cabinetry business on the back of the program, growing her employees from 6 to 45 and increasing revenue tenfold.
Now, in its tenth anniversary year, I’m excited to share that 10,000 Women is partnering with Coursera to launch a one-of-a-kind course that will extend the reach of this important initiative to women entrepreneurs around the world.
At Coursera, we’ve always been passionate about working with organizations who share our belief that providing access to quality education can transform people’s lives. With the launch of this course, we’re excited to help the Goldman Sachs Foundation ensure that women entrepreneurs everywhere can reach their full potential through access to a world-class business education.
The new course covers a full range of business topics across 11 core modules. It’s delivered via Coursera’s innovative and interactive online platform, providing participants with a unique forum to share their experiences as well as provide support and advice to others. By the end of the course, learners will have created their own Business Growth Plan to help them continue to grow and evolve their businesses. They will also be part of a global network of like-minded alumnae passionate about growing their businesses and helping each other succeed.
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women on Coursera is free. The program is designed to support women business owners in developing markets that employ at least 3 people and earn at least $50,000 (USD) in revenue per year. Once they’ve completed the course, all graduates will receive a 10,000 Women certificate and become part of the alumnae network. Together, the new found skills, credential, and network provided through the program can be transformative for women as they raise capital or expand their companies.
Supporting women entrepreneurs is so crucial to creating an economic future that is fair and inclusive, and we’re so honored to partner with the Goldman Sachs Foundation in this endeavor.
Apply here to join a global network of women business owners.