GOLDMAN SACHS DISHES OUT ONLINE BUSINESS EDUCATION TO 10,000 WOMEN
Goldman Sachs Foundation is on a quest to fostering economic growth by providing women business owners around the world with a business and management education, mentoring and networking opportunities, and access to capital.
The Goldman Sachs Foundation, in partnership with Coursera, has launched an online education program to further its 10,000 women initiative to provide female entrepreneurs with a world-class business education and a global peer-to-peer network.
John F W Rogers, Chairman of the Goldman Sachs Foundation said in a press release “This is a question of opportunity, not capability, and this partnership with Coursera allows us to expand 10,000 women to reach those entrepreneurs we haven’t been able to before.”
The course is free and open to all learners. Women business owners with at least three employees and USD 50,000 in annual revenue are eligible to receive a certificate upon completion. Participants in the course will be supported by a network of fellow students and alumni that will provide real-time support, mentoring and group learning across a number of technologies and channels.
The initiative was founded on research conducted by Goldman Sachs, the World Bank and others, which suggests that such an investment can have a significant impact on GDP growth.