Ladies, Supercharge Your Business

Ladies, Supercharge Your Business


Goldman Sachs, in collaboration with the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), has opened the call for applications to the 10 000 Women Certificate Programme for Women Entrepreneurs.

About the programme

Goldman Sach’s 10 000 Women is a five-year investment programme to provide under-served women around the world with business management education. In South Africa, the programme is managed and delivered by GIBS to provide students with targeted support, mentorship and networking opportunities in a practical and interactive way that translates into growing a small business.

By the end of the year-long programme, participants will be able to build and refine business models and strategies, form and implement growth strategies, meet the challenges of competition, as well as better understanding financial, people, marketing, operations and supply chain management.

To date, three groups totaling 7 000 women from 42 countries have graduated from the programme and have continued to receive support in the form of capacity building workshops and mentorship to assist in applying what they’ve learnt in class to their businesses.

Selection criteria

  • Entrepreneurs must be women who manage their own business in Gauteng, or are located no more than two hours drive from Joburg
  • The business must have an annual turnover of between R200 000 and R7 million (if your turnover is a little lower or higher than the stated bracket, contact the programme)
  • The business must have been in operation for a minimum period of 12 months.

Join the programme

If you meet the criteria listed above, applications for group four are now open. Deadline is 9 November 2012 at 17:00. For more information or to apply to the programme, visit or call +27 (0)11 771 4101.

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