New Delhi: Mid-career learning and training are increasingly important, especially in entrepreneurship and leadership, particularly for women entrepreneurs. Therefore, it was a special occasion when the Indian School of Business (ISB) graduated the first cohort of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Ambassadors Programme at its Mohali campus on 29 January 2020. Twenty-nine female business owners, from across 12 cities in India, participated in the advanced course for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women.
“ISB is delighted that the first group of 29 female entrepreneurs have completed their entrepreneurship training programme for 2020. We believe that they go back to their businesses with richer learnings and these will go a long way in scaling and professionalizing their business. ISB stands committed to building Indian enterprises especially those owned and managed by women,” said Professor Saumya Sindhwani, Executive Director, Centre for Learning and Management Practice (CLMP), ISB and Academic Director, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Ambassadors Programme at ISB.
Designed in partnership with the faculty at ISB, the fully-funded Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Ambassadors Programme builds on the business fundamentals taught in Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women and is designed to fast-track high-potential business owners through a curated curriculum that focuses on business expansion and organisational growth strategies, including building organizational capabilities, leveraging finance for growth, and harnessing the power of digital marketing through customer analytics.
“We are delighted to graduate the first cohort of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Ambassadors Programme with ISB,” said Charlotte Keenan, Global Director for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women. “The programme signifies our continued commitment to our alumni community to help them scale their businesses.”
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 more than 100 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. To date, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women has trained more than 1,500 women entrepreneurs from across India.
The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Ambassadors Programme is taught by ISB faculty and industry specialists and consists of two residencies over three months. Key sessions include: Mega Trends, Business Model Innovation, Financing Strategies, Dynamic Pricing Strategies and Marketing Analytics.