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Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Program

Goldman Sachs Will Educate 10,000 Women

Goldman Sachs has revealed a $100 million plan that will teach 10,000 women across the globe business and management skills, focusing on women without educational opportunities in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Curriculum including basic business principles like marketing and funding will be taught in courses that can span five weeks to nine months. Ideally, the women completing the courses will help their local communities by putting their new skills to use. American schools like Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Harvard Business School and others will work with foreign universities to teach the curriculum and run the program.

Lloyd Blankfein, Chairman and Chief Executive of Goldman, spoke of the program's importance when he said, "Africa has about 2,600 women business students in a 900 million person continent. That's a waste. Helping women get a business education is an issue getting riper and riper, and there's a feeling it is long overdue."

The 10,000 Women program will become Goldman Sachs' biggest charitable donation. A do-gooder image is very becoming on Goldman, don't you think?


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amh678 amh678 9 years
This is such a great thing!
tee0206 tee0206 9 years
That's great! I know Whole Foods' foundation offers loans to women in developing countries who want to start their own business. Combine that with a business education from Goldman's, and these women will be a force to be reckoned with!
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
This is an amazing idea. Kudos to Goldman Sachs!
nancita nancita 9 years
This is a great idea. I know that in many developing countries, women are typically the entrepreneurs in the family. So if Goldman is going to throw its weight behind do-gooding, this seems like a great cause.
cvandoorn cvandoorn 9 years
This sounds great!
stargazer25 stargazer25 9 years
Nice, but what about the U.S.? The California education budget is getting cut again...
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
Yes, education is key. This is what women and people need to pull themselves up in the world. A chance and education. Fab!!!
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
This is amazing! Great job Goldman! :WOOHOO:
runnergeek runnergeek 9 years
yes. considering the amount of money Goldman Sachs has made recently, i think they should do something good with their money.
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