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10,000 Women entrepreneurship program: Application date extended

Published on November 04, 2015

10,000 Women is a global initiative supported by The Goldman Sachs Foundation that provides women entrepreneurs around the world with practical business education, business advising, and networking. To date, the initiative has reached over 10,000 women from 43 countries. Applicants selected for the 10,000 Women program in Kenya will receive a world-class business education at United States International University-Africa and connections to a professional support network.

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Practical Business Education

Designed in partnership with Babson College, one of the top-ranked entrepreneurship schools in the world, the 10,000 Women curriculum focuses on practical skills in topics such as negotiations, marketing, and employee management that can immediately be put into practice.
 
A Supportive Network of Advisors and Peers

Participants will receive one-on-one business advising and the opportunity to learn from other like-minded business owners. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates become part of a growing 10,000 Women alumni network and will receive ongoing access to learning and networking opportunities.
 
Access to Capital

The 10,000 Women program shows small business owners how to become more bankable and position themselves to access appropriate sources and levels of small business funding and capital.
 
Program Dates

The 10,000 Women program is delivered over 14 days between January 2016 and June 2016.
 
Criteria and Eligibility

10,000 Women is designed for business owners who are passionate about growing their business, creating jobs in their communities and who meet these criteria:

  • Key decision maker with senior leadership role (i.e. CEO, COO, President)
  • Business has operated for at least one year                        
  • Business employs at least 10 people                        
  • Annual revenue between Kshs. 10 Million – Kshs. 500,000,000 Million.
  • At least 20% of business owned by women                                      
  • Openness to accessing external capital to grow business    

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

Completed applications should be submitted electronically by November 30th, 2015 to the below email address. Please note that late submissions will not be accepted. Upon submission of your application, you will receive an email confirmation. Candidates will be notified if they have been shortlisted to attend a 20-minute interview.
 
Scholars Admitted to the 10,000 Women Program

Those who are admitted to the 10,000 Women Program will receive a partial scholarship and be required to pay a tuition fee of Kshs. 30,333.
 
Completed applications should be submitted to: 10000women@usiu.ac.ke
Or you may drop off to: USIU-Africa Chandaria School of Business, CEED 10,000 Women Office, Ground Floor.
 
For additional information, please contact: 10000women@usiu.ac.ke or 0730116164; 0730116129.