10,000 Women is a global initiative supported by The Goldman Sachs Foundation. It 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.
Practical Business Education
Designed in partnership with Babson College, one of the top-ranked entrepreneurship schools in the world, and implemented by USIU-Africa/Centre for Executive and Entrepreneurial Development (CEED) 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.
The 10,000 Women program is delivered over 14 days between March and July 2016. An additional 18-20 hours out of class engagement will be required (meetings, business advising, site visits and evaluations).
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